Month: May 2021

DNREC to Issue Off-Peak Surf Fishing Permits Starting May 25

May 25th, 2021

  The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will launch an off-peak surf fishing permit pilot program starting Tuesday, May 25. The pilot program is being introduced in response to unprecedented surf fishing permit sales and to provide an opportunity to allow more anglers and beach users to safely social distance during the […]

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Oppose HB 198: Critical Race Theory IN Senate 5/20/21

May 20th, 2021

Letter To The State of Delaware Senate: “Why would a society commit suicide via the pretense of equity? In truth, equity is not achieved through academic exercises elevating one section of society by denigrating one other. The proposed legislation in HB 198 proposes to do just that! The lofty conceptual premise is put forth in terms […]

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Bill Seeking to Protect Political Beliefs Released from Committee

May 20th, 2021

A bill to protect Delawareans from persecution based on their political perspective cleared a House committee earlier this week. House Bill 154, sponsored by State Rep. Mike Smith (R-Pike Creek Valley), in photo, would make it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against any individual because of his or her political affiliation or beliefs. “Sixty-two percent […]

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House Democrats Block Minimum Wage Study, Pass Bill to Repeal Earlier Compromise

May 20th, 2021

MAY 14, 2021 — On a party-line vote, House Democrats voted on Thursday to repeal a minimum wage compromise to which they agreed less than three years ago. House Bill 88 cleared the chamber, 26 to 15. It seeks to eliminate Delaware’s “youth wage” and “training wage.” Under existing law, Delaware employers can pay minors, and those […]

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House Committee Releases “Permit to Purchase” Bill

May 20th, 2021

MAY 14, 2021 — The House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee has released a bill seeking to require Delawareans to obtain “qualified purchaser card” before they could buy a handgun. Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 3, sponsored by Senate Majority Whip Elizabeth Lockman (D-Wilmington West), would require an individual to be fingerprinted, undergo a criminal background check, and successfully complete […]

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Delaware to Drop Mask Mandate on May 21st — Governor Renews State of Emergency for a 15th Time —

May 20th, 2021

MAY 14, 2021 — As of next Friday (May 21), Gov. John Carney is lifting Delaware’s face covering mandate. Presently, the governor’s State of Emergency orders require Delawareans and visitors to wear face coverings anytime they are indoors with other people that are not members of their households. The governor’s modification follows new masking guidance issued on Thursday […]

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