Legislation Update… Time for Action!

Despite Protest, Funding Bill Signed by Carney Gives Unionized Labor Preference

February 1st, 2023

FEBRUARY 1, 2023 — Late last week, House and Senate Democrats, in cooperation with the Carney administration, injected controversy into what is typically a routine funding bill. Every year in January, which is halfway through the fiscal year, the General Assembly passes a “mini-Bond Bill.” The measure recognizes developments that have occurred since the capital […]

Read More… from Despite Protest, Funding Bill Signed by Carney Gives Unionized Labor Preference

Governor Fails to Achieve His Own Vision for Delaware

January 31st, 2023

By Charlie Copeland, Director “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education, and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.” — Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Peace Prize 1964 acceptance speech   Governor Fails to Achieve His Own ‘Vision for […]

Read More… from Governor Fails to Achieve His Own Vision for Delaware

DFPC ~DE Legislative Updates and JFC schedule for week 1

January 30th, 2023

DE Legislative Update #2 See Link below for registration. Would you like to the update delivered right to your email? To learn more about Delaware Family Policy Council and to be added to our email list, go toDelawareFamilies.org Next week will start a 5 week break for Joint Finance Committee (JFC) hearings to work on the […]

Read More… from DFPC ~DE Legislative Updates and JFC schedule for week 1

Bills to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in Delaware Advance

January 30th, 2023

Legislators trying to make recreational marijuana legal in The First State have advanced two bills to accomplish that goal. House Bill 2, also known as the Delaware Marijuana Control Act, was released this week from the House Revenue & Finance Committee. Two similar bills were narrowly defeated in the House last year.  The legislation would […]

Read More… from Bills to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in Delaware Advance

Stop the Ban on Gasoline-powered Vehicles

January 30th, 2023

TAKE ACTION NOW. It’s time to express your concerns, Delaware. EV Mandate Call to Action!! Tell Governor Carney and DNREC Secretary Garvinyou OPPOSE their mandate! Tell Governor Carney and DNREC Secretary Garvinyou OPPOSE their mandate!Secretary Garvin: Shawn.Garvin@delaware.govGovernor Carney: John.Carney@delaware.gov Thank you David T. Stevenson, Director Center for Energy & Environmental Policy for your contributions in this effort! Please […]

Read More… from Stop the Ban on Gasoline-powered Vehicles

Despite Protests, Funding Bill Gives Unionized Labor Preference

January 29th, 2023

Labor Law Sparks Controversy Every year in January, which is halfway through the fiscal year, the General Assembly passes a “mini Bond Bill.” The measure recognizes developments that have occurred since the capital budget was enacted six months earlier, reallocating previously approved funds to new purposes. It is usually a housekeeping measure, passed with little […]

Read More… from Despite Protests, Funding Bill Gives Unionized Labor Preference

House & Senate Republicans React to Governor’s Record-Setting Budget Proposals

January 29th, 2023

On Thursday, Governor John Carney presented his proposed state operating budget, capital budget, and Grants-in-Aid Bill for the new fiscal year that begins July 1st. The $5.482 billion state operating budget would be the largest in state history – a 7.4% increase over the one it seeks to succeed.  Among other things, the operating budget […]

Read More… from House & Senate Republicans React to Governor’s Record-Setting Budget Proposals

EV Mandate Call to Action!!

January 27th, 2023

Governor John Carney and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) are moving forward with adopting California’s zero-emission vehicle standards. Once the regulation is fully implemented, 35% of a new automobile dealership’s stock would have to be electric vehicles (EV) by 2025. Beginning in 2035, no new gas or diesel-powered vehicle weighing 14,000 […]

Read More… from EV Mandate Call to Action!!

DE General Assembly Denies Public Bid Process

January 27th, 2023

By voting for the mini-bond bill on Thursday, January 26, the Delaware General Assembly denied Delaware businesses the protection of the public bidding process. This protection is in place so that your government cannot discriminate or favor one business over another. It ensures that the government must look subjectively at measures like quality of work, […]

Read More… from DE General Assembly Denies Public Bid Process