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Saturday, February 9, 2019

From WHYY: Delaware Senate leader vows to end all nighters

By Cris Barrish Delaware’s General Assembly has an exhausting tradition.  Lawmakers didn’t adjourn until after 8:30 a.m. on July 1, when lawmakers held an $816 million bond hostage to negotiations over raising the minimum wage. They...

Legislators working on new marijuana legalization measure

Marijuana legalization is expected to be considered in this year's session of the General Assembly. Last year's bill fell in a few votes short in the House. The two sponsors of the bill later decided...

Two of three convicted in first Vaughn prison riot trial (From WHYY)

A jury has found one of three inmates charged in a deadly 2017 prison riot in Delaware guilty of reckless murder and murder of a law enforcement officer while on duty. The jury convicted Dwayne...

Contractor: Release of material, not explosion or fire, led to 3 injuries

A spokesman for a company working at the Delaware City Refining Co. site joined others in saying an industrial accident that injured three of its workers did not involve an explosion. "We are working on...

From WHYY: GOP leader criticizes appointment of legislator to new lottery job

The $95,000 a year job is creating a stir  in Dover with GOP legislative leader Greg Lavelle saying  the long-running practice of legislators getting posts in state government has to go. Click on the...

From WHYY: Petition asks for special counsel to examine LLCs

Attorney General Matt Denn has been asked to assign a special counsel to examine the state's LLC law and the lack of  disclosures  The Delaware Coalition for Open Government said LLCs are sometimes used to...

Updated: Site of uprising at Vaughn prison to be razed

Delaware correction officials have decided to demolish the building at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, the site of the February  2017 inmate uprising and death of Lt. Steven Floyd. Department of Correction Commissioner Perry Phelps...

In closing argument,  attorney  says  ex-Wilm. Trust president  acted in good faith (WHYY

Closing arguments continued Tuesday during the seventh week in the trial of four former Wilmington Trust executives accused of bank fraud. Defense attorneys argued that financial documents and emails presented in the trial prove their...

Witnesses  offer testimony on defendants’ character in Wilm. Trust trial

By Zoe Read Defense attorneys representing four former Wilmington Trust executives accused of bank fraud called on religious leaders and accounting experts to attest to their clients’ good character during the sixth week of their...

Delaware revenue projection rises by $101 million (From WHYY News)

By Zoe Read, WHYY Delaware’s revenue projections for the next fiscal year remain positive as personal income tax and abandoned property collections are estimated to bring in additional dollars. The Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council...