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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Bill introduced that would adjust state income tax brackets for inflation

Two Republican legislators  say a bill they have introduced will reduce the effects of  income tax "bracket creep"   House Bill 278, sponsored by State Rep. Rich Collins, R-Millsboro and State Sen. Dave Lawson, R-Marydel, would...

Freshened version of marijuana legalization bill introduced

A freshened version of a bill to legalize marijuana for personal use has been introduced. The bill, sponsored by many Democratic legislators, has no GOP co-sponsors. Its sponsor, once again, is state Rep. Ed Osienski,...

Vice chancellor Slights retiring from Chancery Court

Vice-Chancellor Joseph Slights III has announced his retirement. Slights' departure is national and even international news because Chancery has remained the leading court in dealing with complex corporate disputes. The court also handles selected civil areas...

Navient settles student loan suit $1.85 billion while adamantly denying wrongdoing

Wilmington-based Navient agreed to a  $1.85 billion settlement with student loan borrowers under the terms of  a multistate settlement. About 1,500 borrowers in Delaware will benefit. The company was adamant in denying any wrongdoing.  "The company’s decision to...

Cocktails to go would become permanent under House bill

Delaware House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf has introduced a bill to make to-go cocktails and expanded outdoor dining permanent. The bill would remove a sunset provision to allow bars and restaurants to sell to-go alcoholic beverages...

Indoor masking order returns on Tuesday as Covid cases surge

More National Guard members mobilized to aid struggling  hospitals  Gov. John Carney on Monday signed a revision to the State of Emergency declaration, requiring Delawareans to wear masks in indoor public settings, including convenience stores,...

General Assembly to meet in person, but committee meetings will be Zoom only

The General Assembly will move ahead with in-person sessions one day a week in January, despite the presence of the fast-spreading Omicron variant. House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf and Senate President...

Dover Air Force Base housing manager paying $500,000 to settle false performance report allegations

Hunt Companies, Inc., one of the largest providers of privatized military housing to the Armed Forces, agreed to a $500,000 settlement with the U.S. government to resolve allegations of...

Senate confirms Markell to economic ambassadorship post

The U.S. Senate confirmed former Delaware Gov. and state Treasurer Jack A. Markell in a voice vote to be the Representative of the United States to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and...

Federal jury convicts Port Deposit women for using medical practice’s credit card for personal...

On Wednesday, a federal jury in Wilmington convicted a Port Deposit, MD woman of wire fraud for obtaining more than a quarter of a million dollars from her employer, a Delaware medical...
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