Senate bills and votes

Senate sends gun, abortion bills to Carney

Jarek Rutz Government, Headlines

Delaware’s Democrat-majority Senate on Tuesday sent several controversial bills to Gov. John Carney for his signature. Most of the topics seemed ripped from headlines. The gun bill would bar anyone under 21 from buying or owning a gun, as well as controlling a firearm or ammunition. The abortion bill will increase the number of health professionals who can perform an …

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Districts may get financial relief for minor school capital projects

Jarek Rutz Education, Delaware Live, Headlines, Milford-live, Town Square Live

Poorer Delaware school districts could soon see a drop in their financial burdens for minor school capital projects. Senate Bill 293, which would change the funding formula used by the state, passed the Senate unanimously Tuesday. It will now head to the House Education Committee for a hearing. The bill addresses the responsibility of school districts to match state-appropriated minor …

Legislators pass college livestream, school fingerprinting bills

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

A bill headed to the House after passing in the Senate would require state colleges to livestream trustee meetings and make that an an archive of them available to the public. Photo by Unsplash.   Two education bills sailed unanimously through the General Assembly Tuesday. The Senate unanimously passed a bill requiring Delaware colleges to livestream meetings and maintain an …