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Some of the bigger non-budget issues saw movement this week at Legislative Hall.

The House signed off on reinstating the death penalty, less than a year after Delaware’s previous capital punishment law was ruled unconstitutional by the state’s Supreme Court, while a bill that would fully legalize pot in the state cleared its first hurdle.

Lawmakers also made their first move address the state's $395 million, unveiling a proposal to hike the franchise tax on big corporations incorporating in the First State.

Our political reporter James Dawson was at Leg Hall for all of it and joins us again this week helps us dig a bit deeper into these stories.


Recently, students in our Generation Voice youth media project at Mount Pleasant High School in the Brandywine School District were tasked with finding a compelling story outside the school’s walls. One of them - sophomore Ayman Chowdhury - decided to step out of his comfort zone and approach a homeless man in Rodney Square for an interview.  Here’s what he produced from that conversation.


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Lawmakers had some hot button topic to address this week.

An effort to reinstate the death penalty, ruled unconstitutional by Delaware Supreme Court last year,  was before a House committee.  And a bill to allow physician-assisted suicides in the First State was reintroduce after going nowhere a couple of years ago.

Our political reporter James Dawson covered both of those stories and more this week at Leg Hall and joins us again this week to offer some context and perspective.


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Lawmakers returned from Easter break this week to find the budget shortfall they need to overcome got even larger while they were gone.  This month DEFAC revenue estimates pushed the deficit to 396 million dollars.  And that got people talking --- from state employees to GOP leadership.  And as our political reporter James Dawson has been reporting, they have some ideas they want Gov. John Carney and the Democratic majority at Leg Hall to hear.

We also saw this week a new proposal to clean up Delaware waterways and a somewhat surprising bill related to abortion.

Our James Dawson joins us now to talk about all of these topics.


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