Gun violence is public health emergency resolution

Resolution declares gun violence a public health emergency 

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

A joint resolution to declare gun violence a public health emergency passed along party lines in the Delaware House and Senate Tuesday. In a House voice vote for Senate Concurrent Resolution 12, there was an audible opposition from the Republican side of the aisle. In the Senate it passed 14 to six,.. Introduced by Sen. Marie Pinkney, D-Bear, today, March …

Senate bills and votes

Senate sends gun, abortion bills to Carney

Jarek Rutz Government, Headlines

Delaware‚Äôs 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 …

Corrections summit ends with apology to inmates, families

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

SUSSEX CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION/GOOGLE MAPS STREET VIEW A two-day virtual summit on Delaware‚Äôs correctional system ended with Sen. Marie Pinkney apologizing to current and former inmates for perceived failures in the state‚Äôs criminal justice system.¬† ‚ÄúTo those who have been involved in our justice system or to those that love people that have been involved in our justice system, we apologize …

Darius Brown off another committee after incident at press event

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

State Sen. Darius Brown, D-Edgemoor State Sen. Darius Brown has been booted from yet another Senate committee following a heated altercation with a state representative. The Wilmington Democrat is alleged to have verbally abused Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown, D-New Castle, during a Nov. 8 press event where lawmakers gathered to witness Gov. John Carney‚Äôs signing of multiple criminal justice-related bills. “He …