DOVER – Legislation passed by the state Senate Thursday would deliver a significant reduction in Delaware’s take from the gaming revenues of Delaware’s three racinos – including Kent County’s second-largest private employer, Dover Downs.
Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 144 was released from the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday following lengthy negotiations between legislators, the executive branch, and employers from the casino industry. The Senate passed the legislation 17-3 this afternoon.
Prime sponsor Sen. Brian Bushweller, D-Dover, hailed the legislation as a shot in the arm for Delaware’s economy.
DOVER – Legislation keeping firearms out of the hands of those who present a danger to themselves or others passed the Senate today in a unanimous vote, clearing its final legislative hurdle before reaching Gov. John Carney's desk.
Known as the Beau Biden Gun Violence Prevention Act, House Substitute 1 for House Bill 302 keeps firearms away from people with propensities of violence through a framework grounded in due process and evidence-based metrics.
Under the legislation, health professionals are required to report to law enforcement anyone they believe presents a danger to themselves or others. If a judge agrees, the person would have to relinquish their firearms.
DOVER - Sen. David Sokola, D-Newark, released the following statement regarding Meredith Chapman's untimely passing:
WILMINGTON – Sen. Robert Marshall, D-Wilmington, and Rep. Charles Potter, D-Wilmington, are reminding Delawareans of a Diamond State Port Corporation public hearing that will include public discussion of a preliminary public-private agreement with Gulftainer Group, the world’s largest indepdent, privately-owned port operator.
Governor Carney recently announced the preliminary agreement, which includes investments of more than $500 million in the Port of Wilmington and a container facility near the former DuPont site in Edgemoor.