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Delaware Gov. John Carney vetoes marijuana legalization bill

May. 24, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney on Tuesday vetoed a bill to legalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults for recreational use, drawing the wrath of fellow Democrats who have fought for years to make weed legal. In vetoing the measure, Carney reiterated...

Today in History: May 20, Lindbergh takes off

May. 20, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 20, the 140th day of 2022. There are 225 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 20, 1956, the United States exploded the first airborne hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. ...

Proposal for state-run pot industry fails again in House

May. 19, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Legislation to establish a state-run marijuana industry in Delaware has again failed to clear the state House. The Democrat-controlled chamber voted 23-15 on Thursday to approve the bill, which fell two votes short of the required supermajority. The proposal...

Bill bans school property tax increases from reassessments

May. 18, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — State lawmakers are considering legislation to prohibit local school boards from taking advantage of court-ordered property reassessments in Delaware’s three counties to increase school district taxes. Under current law, if a county conducts a general...

Delaware governor isolating after positive COVID-19 test

May. 17, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing mild symptoms. Carney, who turns 66 on Friday, has received the coronavirus vaccine and two booster shots. Carney's office said in a news release...

Ceremony honors Delawareans lost to COVID-19

May. 14, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The clock said 3:42 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and the hallways of the hospital were empty when James Frisa passed away due to complications from the COVID-19 virus. His wife, Carol Frisa, was left in those quiet hallways with her daughter and her daughter’s...

Fate unsure: Cannabis legalization bill goes to Delaware gov

May. 12, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's state Senate on Thursday gave final approval to a bill legalizing possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults for recreational use. The legislation cleared the Democrat-led Senate on a 13-7 party line vote. Sen. Bruce Ennis of Smyrna, a...

Marijuana legalization bill clears Delaware House

May. 05, 2022 19:16 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware House voted Thursday to approve a bill legalizing possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults for recreational use. The legislation cleared the Democrat-led House on 26-14 vote and now goes to the Senate, which is also controlled by...

Late Del. Gov. du Pont remembered for bipartisanship, humor

Apr. 30, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Current and former Delaware politicians, family and friends of Pierre S. “Pete” du Pont IV remembered the late governor, U.S. House member and presidential candidate for reviving the state’s economy, working across the partisan aisle and sharing a cheerful spirit. ...

Legislative panel begins hearings on proposed capital budget

Mar. 27, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Members of a Delaware legislative committee are set to convene this week to consider Democratic Gov. John Carney's proposed capital budget for construction, transportation and economic development. The joint committee will meet Monday to begin four days of...