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The special election to fill the House District 18 seat has been set for September 12, 2015. Rep. Mike Barbieri vacated the seat to take a job leading the state’s Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. In a written […]

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State Rep. Mike Barbieri is resigning from the Delaware House of Representatives effective August 3, 2015. He will become the new director of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health in the state Department of Health and Social Services. […]

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The United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court ruling granting a preliminary injunction against a Delaware campaign finance law requiring sponsors of third-party advertisements to disclose the identities of their donors. Specifically, Section 8031 of the […]

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July 1, 2015  •  

DE General Assembly Adjourns

The Delaware General Assembly adjourned June 30, 2015, after many weeks of negotiation to pass the state’s budget. In the early morning hours of July 1, 2015, Gov. Jack Markell signed the budget bills and a transportation funding measure, marking […]

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The electronic filing system of the Public Integrity Commission, the Public Integrity Reporting System, has been updated. As a result of the change, filers will be required to update their passwords the first time they log in after the update. […]

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The electronic filing system of the Public Integrity Commission, the Public Integrity Reporting System, is being moved. As a result of the change, filers will be required to update their passwords after the system is moved. The system will be […]

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The Delaware Senate adjourned its brief special session on October 8, 2014. Senators unanimously confirmed James Vaughn Jr. to the state Supreme Court. Vaughn has served the past 15 years as a Superior Court judge.

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On October 8, 2014, the Delaware Senate convened a special legislative session. Gov. Jack Markell called the special session to confirm a new state Supreme Court justice.

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September 8, 2014  •  

DE Gov. Signs Revolving Door Bill

On September 4, 2014, Gov. Jack Markell signed House Bill 13 into law. Under the bill, any person who served as a member of the Delaware General Assembly is prohibited from acting as a lobbyist for one year after the […]

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Gov. Jack Markell has called a special legislative session to convene October 8, 2014. The purpose of the special session is to confirm a new state Supreme Court justice after the abrupt resignation of sitting Justice Carolyn Berger. The nominee, […]

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  On July 22, 2014, Gov. Jack Markell signed several bills amending Delaware’s campaign finance and lobbying laws. Senate Bill 187 allows political committees to donate prohibited contributions to certain charitable organizations. House Bill 300 protects whistleblowers from employer retaliation […]

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The 147th Delaware General Assembly adjourned sine die Tuesday, July 1, 2014. In keeping with longstanding Delaware tradition, legislators worked into the early hours of the morning attempting to pass dozens of bills before the end of the session. Noteworthy […]

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Two important campaign finance bills have passed the Delaware General Assembly and are on their way to Gov. Jack Markell’s desk. House Substitute No. 1 to House Bill 302 consolidates the three existing county boards of election into one state […]

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Delaware Lt. Gov. Matt Denn recently announced his candidacy for attorney general in 2014. If he is elected in November, the office of the lieutenant governor would be vacant until 2016. Delaware law has no provision to address such a […]

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