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Delaware Senate publishes final proposed redistricting maps

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Slaughter Beach was returned to District 18 in Sussex County rather than being grouped into a largely Kent County district.   Democratic leaders in the State Senate have published their final proposed Senate maps in advance of a Nov. 1 special session to consider a redistricting bill.  The special session comes just six days before the deadline for both parties …

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Slaughter Beach mayor asks Dems to rethink moving town to new Senate district

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Slaughter Beach’s mayor said she’s fearful the town will lose progress it’s made on climate and infrastructure issues if it’s moved into a district that’s mostly Kent County.   If Senate Democrats have their way, the town of Slaughter Beach could become part of the 16th Senate District — and the mayor is not happy about it.  Democratic leaders in …

Mom’s efforts to change law means homeschooled kids get more services

Charlie Megginson Education, Headlines, Health

Three years ago, as their daughter was about to enter kindergarten, Megan and Buddy Willey learned young Caroline would no longer qualify for speech therapy through the school district. The Bridgeville family homeschools their children, two of whom require the services of a speech pathologist. State law allows all children to receive federally funded speech therapy through the public school …

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House, Senate send largest bond bill ever to Carney for signature

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

The Delaware Senate says the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of Tuesday’s session. Delaware residents will soon see the effects of a $1.35 billion spending package authorized by both houses of the General Assembly on Tuesday. Gov. John Carney is expected to sign the spending package as well as a $63 million Grants-in-Aid bill on Wednesday at 1 p.m. …