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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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Legislation banning certain assault weapons in Delaware was introduced Thursday. The bill targets the type of semi-automatic weapons commonly used in mass shootings.

House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf will face Republican Attorney James DeMartino again this fall for the 14th House District seat.

Schwartzkopf has held the seat since 2003.

The Delaware House passed legislation raising the minimum age to purchase most guns to 21.

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Legislation hiking Delaware’s minimum wage failed in state Senate Tuesday by one vote. But passing relief for casinos could revive the bill’s prospects.

Delaware has about $100 million more than it thought it would last December. That’s a far cry from where the state was a year ago.

Legislation sponsored by State Rep. Kim Williams (D- Newport) would ban child marriages in the First State. It would make Delaware the only state to completely ban minors from marrying.

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) says restoration of federal tax credits will help Bloom Energy create hundreds more jobs in Delaware. But the company has only created about a third of the jobs it promised to bring the state five years ago.

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The General Assembly is sending one piece of gun control legislation to Gov. John Carney.

But lawmakers are continuing to debate a ban on bump stocks.

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Adult Use Cannabis Task force co-chairs Rep. Helene Keeley and Sen. Margaret Rose Henry say they’ll amend their legislation legalizing recreational marijuana in the coming weeks and seek to move it forward.

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The Senate Finance Committee tabled legislation giving tax relief to Delaware casinos. State Sen. Brian Bushweller agreed not to move forward after receiving assurance from the Carney administration that it was open to changing the tax structure.