Latest Delaware State General Assembly News

Black state lawmakers decry flyers showing them as puppets

Oct. 06, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Black Democratic state legislators are accusing Virginia's Republican party of racism for sending out flyers with drawings showing them hoisted in the air by handheld strings — a depiction the party used to portray them as puppets of liberal Democrats in...

State lawmaker won't seek reelection after anti-Asian slur

Jul. 26, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic House leaders in Delaware have indicated that they have no plans to initiate an ethics investigation that could lead to the ouster of a fellow Democrat who used a racist and sexist slur to refer to sex workers. Amid public backlash and...

Delaware could get more than $100M in opioid settlement

Jul. 21, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware could receive more than $100 million under a proposed $26 billion nationwide settlement with producers and distributors of opioid painkillers, state officials said Wednesday. The proposed settlement is the result of a yearslong effort by...

Delaware lawmaker apologizes for making Asian slur in email

Jul. 20, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker in Delaware has apologized for using a racist and sexist slur to refer to sex workers, saying he “dehumanized an entire culture.” State Rep. Gerald Brady of Wilmington made the comments in a June 27 email he...