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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 …

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Rep. David Bentz announces he won’t run for re-election

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Rep. David Bentz   Rep. David Bentz, D-Christiana, announced Tuesday that he won’t run for re-election in 2022. “For the past six years, I’ve had the privilege and honor to serve the residents of the 18th District in the House of Representatives,” he said in a press release issued by the House Democratic Caucus. “Starting out as a legislative aide …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – July 25, 2021

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom. From here, you can scroll through the pdf, forward and backward, zoom in or out in 10% increments, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. [pdf-embedder url=”/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/DelawareLive-July-25.pdf” title=”DelawareLive-July 25″] This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines New daily COVID-19 cases more than double in last four …

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$80 million Clean Water Act sets up trust to direct cash into projects

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Wetlands in Sussex County. Photo by Joann Kingsley/Delaware Community Lens   A bipartisan bill aimed at addressing wastewater and drinking water issues in Delaware’s underserved communities was signed into law by Gov. John Carney Thursday after six years in the making. House Bill 200, the Clean Water for Delaware Act, creates a framework and funding source which lawmakers say will …

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Sen. Ernie Lopez will not seek re-election in 2022

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Sen. Ernie Lopez   Republican State Senator Ernie López will not be seeking re-election in 2022, according to a press release issued by the Senate Republican Caucus Friday afternoon.  He didn’t cite a reason why. López’s district includes Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, and Harbeson. “It is with a great deal of thanks and humility to the people of …