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Rescue dog made Delaware’s official state pup

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

In front of the Delaware Humane Animal Partners building in Wilmington and a crowd of 45 people, Governor John Carney made the rescue dog the state’s permanent official state dog. The bill to do it was sponsored by Sen. Jack Walsh, D-Stanton/Newport.  “It only takes one visit inside to tug at your hearts, right? And it’s not just dogs, it’s …

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Rescue dog on its way to be named official state animal

Betsy Price Government & Politics, Headlines

The Delaware General Assembly did not go to the dogs Wednesday. The dogs came to them. Four lucky pooches who were up for adoption or had been adopted from shelters sat through part of a Senate hearing and then part of a Senate Session as Senate Bill 37, which would make the rescue dog the official state animal, passed in …

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Construction exec: Mini-Bond will hurt non-union, minorities

Shannon C. Keith Headlines, Government

A Delaware construction executive says that Senate Bill 35, scheduled to be heard today in the House  will effectively block non-union contractors from state contracts. Edward J. Capodanno, president of the Associated Builders and Contractors Delaware says a bill to add 17 projects to this year’s Bond and Capital Improvements funding, will hurt the more than 500 members ABC represents. …

‘Walking the talk:’ Carney signs bill to raise minimum wage to $15

Charlie Megginson Business, Government, Headlines

Gov. John Carney shows off minimum wage raise law he signed Monday. Delaware Gov. John Carney, a Democrat, signed a bill Monday which will incrementally increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. Senate Bill 15, sponsored by Sen. Jack Walsh, D-White Clay, and Rep. Gerald Brady, D-Greenville, passed along party lines in both the House and the …

Minimum wage hike bill heads to Carney for signature

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Delaware House of Representatives on Thursday passed the minimum wage bill.   A bill that will raise Delaware’s minimum wage to $15 by Jan. 1, 2025, passed the House of Representatives Thursday, and its next stop will be Gov. John Carney’s desk. A last-minute flurry of amendments to Senate Bill 15 that would have allowed some groups to pay less …

Minimum wage bill sponsor condemns last-minute amendments to bill

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

    The bill to raise Delaware’s minimum wage is set for its final stop on the General Assembly roller coaster Thursday before being sent to the governor. And when it comes up in the House of Representatives, so will nine amendments filed since June 10, most by Republicans opposed to raising minimum wage to $15 by 2025. They would …

Repeal of youth and training wage heads to Carney

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

The bill would take effect 90 days after being signed by the governor.   As expected, Democrats were successful Tuesday in passing a bill through the state Senate that would repeal the youth and training wage passed in 2o18. House Bill 88, which is part of a package of economic bills pushed by the Dems, would go into effect 90 …

Minimum wage bill passes first House committee hearing

Betsy Price Business, Economy, Government & Politics, Headlines

  After a three-hour meeting Wednesday afternoon,  a bill to raise Delaware’s minimum wage to $15 passed its first House committee hearing. Supporters sharpened, but repeated, their arguments: The bill will recognize the dignity of the essential workers who served Delaware during the COVID-19 pandemic; aid racial and gender justice because the majority of minimum wage earners are women and …