Latest John Carney News

Former Kentucky majority leader dies after lengthy illness

Jul. 17, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky former House Majority Leader John “Bam” Carney died Saturday after battling an illness since late 2019. He was 51. According to a family statement posted by Mark Carney on Facebook, that John Carney “passed peacefully” at the...

EXPLAINER: In Delaware, few tenants actually get evicted

Jul. 15, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping...

Order lifts Delaware state of emergency Tuesday

Jul. 12, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Gov. John Carney has signed an order that will lift the state of emergency imposed more than a year ago because of the coronavirus. The order signed Monday lifts the state of emergency Carney declared in March 2020 at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. ...

DMV turns operations back to 'normal' conditions on Tuesday

Jul. 12, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles will soon turn its operations back to pre-COVID-19 “normal” conditions. That means DMV buildings will return to full capacity, among other changes. The Delaware State News reports that the changes will be...

Biden relaunches council of governors with bipartisan group

Jul. 08, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday will relaunch the council of governors, an advisory board of governors and a number of key Cabinet secretaries and top administration officials focused on strengthening federal and state collaboration on major national security issues. ...

Spending, criminal justice highlight legislative session

Jun. 30, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers wrapped up this year' legislative session on Wednesday. Here's a look at some of the highlights: SPENDING Buoyed by rosy revenue forecasts that belied overly pessimistic estimates from early during the...

Delaware lawmakers wrap up legislative session

Jun. 30, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to legislation doling out $63 million in taxpayer money to community organizations, nonprofit groups and volunteer fire companies. Senators voted unanimously on the final day of this year's legislation...

Record capital budget adds to record operating budget

Jun. 29, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers on Tuesday approved a whopping $1.3 billion capital budget for construction, transportation and economic development projects, almost double the current year’s budget. The spending plan is $460 million more than the record $894.4...

EXPLAINER: In Delaware, few tenants actually get evicted

Jun. 25, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping...

Delaware operating budget for next year gets final approval

Jun. 24, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Senate lawmakers on Thursday gave final approval to a spending plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 that adds hundreds of millions of dollars to the budget that Democratic Gov. John Carney proposed in January. The Senate voted 20-to-1 for a $4.77...