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To-go alcohol, outdoor dining bill sails through House committee

Charlie Megginson Business, Government, Headlines

At least 20 other states will allow the continued sale of to-go alcoholic beverages. A bill to permanently allow restaurants to sell to-go alcoholic beverages was unanimously voted out of the House Administration Committee Tuesday.  House Bill 290, sponsored by Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth, would allow any restaurant, brewpub, tavern or taproom with a valid on-premise liquor license to sell …

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. …

Absentee ballot bill saved so it can be voted on again in 2022

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

A bill that would take absentee ballots out of the Delaware Constitution and allow people to use them without specifying a reason stays alive until next year.   It’s alive! It’s alive! The bill that would allow absentee ballots to be used for any reason will not die, but will be able to come back before the Delaware House of …

General Assembly eases restrictions, allowing 25 people in gallery for sessions

Betsy Price Government & Politics, Headlines, Health

A few members of the public will be allowed to sit in the gallery during General Assembly Sessions.   With the Delaware General Assembly in the last month of its regular session, rules have been changed to open Legislature Hall in Dover to the public in a limited way. The statehouse will require the public to sign up to reserve …