Taxes

Bill to give low-wage workers lower taxes moves on

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

A House finance committee released a bill that ultimately will allow low-wage earners to keep more of their money, a move that will cost the state 10s of millions every year. House Bill 89, sponsored by Rep. Paul Baumbach, D-Newark, would do three things: Increase the amount of refunded tax from 4.5% to 7.5% for low-wage earners who meet the …

Delaware Legislature

Atheist Day resolution fails in Delaware House

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

A resolution to declare March 23 National Atheist Day failed in the Delaware House, 11 to 26, with two absent and two not voting. The resolution was sponsored in the House by Rep. Eric Morrison, D-Glasgow. “Today, atheists in America are often looked down upon and expected to remain silent regarding our beliefs,” Morrison told the House. “Many atheists are …

Osienski marijuana

Marijuana legalization bill passes House, sent to Senate

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

The Delaware House of Representatives on Tuesday once again sent a bill to legalize the use of marijuana in the First State to the Senate, this time on a 28 to 13 vote. House Bill 1 is sponsored yet again by Rep. Edward Osienski, D-Newark, who managed to get a similar bill passed last year, only to see it vetoed …

Jewish leaders condemn Morrison post, ask to talk about Israeli attacks

Betsy Price Government & Politics, Headlines

Rep. Eric Morrison’s May 16 post on Facebook.   Two state representatives are among 15 Delaware Jewish leaders who have taken another Delaware state representative to task for what they describe as “hurtful and inflammatory” language describing Jewish attacks in Gaza as “ethnic cleansing.” In a May 21 open letter to Rep. Eric Morrison, D-Glasgow, the 10 rabbis and five …