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Legislative Update

Daily during Morning Edition & All Things Considered (during General Assembly session)

Delaware Public Media Political Reporters cover the state's General Assembly each and every day lawmakers are in session.  You can hear in-depth reports on what's happening at Legislative Hall during both Morning Edition and All Things Considered. 

Delaware State University Interim President Wilma Mishoe made her pitch for more state dollars to lawmakers Thursday.

Delaware House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf says Gov. John Carney’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year is just a starting point. But he agrees with the governor that Delaware needs to make structural budget changes.

Gov. John Carney is not proposing a tax increase for Delawareans this year as part of his $4.2 billion budget plan.

The initial response to Gov. Carney’s 2019 budget proposal from GOP lawmakers is largely positive.

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Delaware’s House of Representatives unanimously passed new rules on sexual harassment.

State Rep. Melanie George Smith said this will be her final year in General Assembly.

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Department of Correction Commissioner Perry Phelps says progress is being made on installing cameras at the Vaughn Correctional Center.

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Legislation passed Tuesday in the Delaware Senate could impact an energy project that may raise electricity bills for Delmarva Power ratepayers.

PJM Interconnection wants to finish a project that runs a transmission line from New Jersey’s Artificial Island to Delaware.

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The Delaware House has introduced legislation updating its rules on addressing sexual harassment complaints.The proposal would clearly define how complaints would be made and investigated.

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Gov. John Carney (D-Delaware) plans to make education a top priority this year.