Latest Delaware state government News

University loses 'do-over' bid in COVID restrictions lawsuit

Dec. 03, 2021 18:34 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday rejected a request by the University of Delaware to allow the state Supreme Court to weigh in on a lawsuit over coronavirus restrictions imposed by school officials last year. The judge ruled in August...

State senator accused of verbally abusing female lawmaker

Nov. 17, 2021 18:15 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker who lost his chairmanship and membership on the state Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this year after being arrested on domestic violence charges was removed from another committee post Wednesday after being accused of verbally abusing a female...

Delaware extending school mask mandate until February

Nov. 11, 2021 14:09 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials are extending the state's mask mandate for public and private schools into the new year. Democratic Gov. John Carney announced Wednesday that the requirement will be extended until Feb. 8. The emergency masking...

Biden, others pay tribute to former Gov. Ruth Ann Minner

Nov. 10, 2021 16:35 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Mourners shared laughter, memories and tears Wednesday as they paid their last respects to former Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner. Minner, a sharecropper’s daughter, high school dropout and widow, was the only woman to serve as Delaware’s governor,...

Amid auditor corruption case, lawmakers enlist ex-justice

Nov. 09, 2021 18:26 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Lawmakers have enlisted the help of a retired Delaware Supreme Court justice as they explore their options in responding to public corruption charges against the state auditor. Legislative leaders announced Tuesday that Randy Holland, the...

Delaware police: 46 people arrested during 1-day "blitz"

Nov. 06, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Forty-six people were arrested on criminal charges in northern Delaware during a one-day, multidepartment “enforcement blitz” involving weapons, drugs and probation violations and other counts, troopers said Saturday. The operation at...

Former Delaware governor Ruth Ann Minner dead at 86

Nov. 05, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Ruth Ann Minner, a sharecropper’s daughter who became the only woman to serve as Delaware’s governor, has died. She was 86. Minner, who served as governor from 2001 to 2009, passed away Thursday morning, according to Agriculture Secretary Michael...

Delaware lawmakers approve new legislative district maps

Nov. 01, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers voted Monday to approve new legislative district maps to reflect population changes over the past 10 years, based on U.S. Census data. The Democrat-controlled Senate voted along party lines to approve the new maps, while Republican...

No taxpayer-funded private attorney for Delaware auditor

Oct. 28, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A judge has refused to allow taxpayers to foot the bill for a private attorney representing Delaware’s state auditor on criminal corruption charges. Superior Court Judge Jan Jurden ruled Thursday that State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness is entitled to...

Delaware AG: Office of embattled state auditor violated FOIA

Oct. 25, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The office of Delaware’s embattled state auditor violated the state’s Freedom of Information Act over a period of several years by failing to properly maintain logs of public records requests, the attorney general’s office has determined. In an...