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Sarah Mueller

Political Reporter

Sarah covers politics for Delaware Public Media. She was a local government reporter for several newspapers before switching to public radio. She previously covered the state legislature as an intern with NPR Illinois while earning her master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting. She comes to Delaware from Tallahassee, Florida where she also covered state government as a fellow with WFSU. When not working, she enjoys playing with her dog, hiking and reading.

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The Joint Capital Improvement Committee faces some difficult choices on funding for Delaware’s colleges and universities.


The First State’s three casinos could see less state relief than they were hoping for.


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State education officials are working on a new anti-discrimination regulation for its public schools.  Regulation 225 could make Delaware could be the first state to allow minors to self-identify their race and gender.

And while much of the debate over this draft regulation has focused on the implications for transgender students, Delaware Public Media’s Sarah Mueller reports some say the controversy over inclusion of race in the regulation came as a surprise.


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State senators could vote on legislation banning assault style weapons next week. Senate President Pro Tem David McBride (D-Hawk's Nest) put it on Tuesday’s agenda even though it failed to get out of committee.


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Legislation banning bump stocks and similar devices that make guns fire faster is now law.

Bill sponsor, House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, said she started pushing for the bill after a shooter used bump stocks to kill 58 people at a country music concert in Las Vegas last year.

Longhurst said outdoor events like this week’s Firefly Music Festival in Dover now make her nervous.

“Is it going to solve everything," she said. "No, it’s not going to solve everything. But we took something off the streets that shouldn’t have been on the streets.”

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Legislation banning abortions once fetuses reach 20 weeks of development failed to advance out of a state Senate committee yesterday Wednesday.


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Legislation establishing paid family leave for state workers in Delaware is heading to the state Senate.


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Delaware State Rep. Helene Keeley and State Sen. Margaret Rose Henry are making a final push to pass legislation legalizing recreational pot.

State Rep. Mike Mulrooney (D-Pennwood) has decided not to run for another term.

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Legislation allowing deer hunting on Sundays in the First State easily passed the State Senate. It now heads to the House.


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