WASHINGTON (AP) — The first White House state dinner of President Joe Biden's administration drew big names Thursday from fashion, entertainment, politics and business who turned out to help celebrate French President Emmanuel Macron and the return of large social events after the pandemic.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Democrats solidified their hold on state government Tuesday, winning all statewide races and picking up another seat in the state Senate.
Democrats went into the election already in control of both chambers of the General Assembly, the governor’s office, and all other statewide elective offices.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — New state laws allowing universal voting by mail and Election Day registration are unconstitutional, Delaware's Supreme Court ruled Friday.
In a three-page order, the justices said the vote-by-mail statute impermissibly expands the categories of absentee voters identified in Delaware's constitution.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Democratic Gov. John Carney over Delaware's requirement for political balance on its courts.
Friday’s ruling is the latest in a long-running legal battle over a “major-party” provision in Delaware’s constitution under which judicial appointments to the state’s three highest courts are split between Republicans and Democrats.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has issued an injunction barring Delaware from enforcing provisions of a new law outlawing the manufacture and possession of homemade “ghost guns,” which can’t be traced by law enforcement officials because they don’t have serial numbers.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Republicans in Delaware are challenging two new laws that allow for same-day voter registration and mail-in ballots.
Party officials announced the lawsuit on Friday, just hours after Democratic Gov.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man convicted earlier this year of a felony hate crime for what authorities say was the persistent harassment of a Black female employee in Gov. John Carney's office has been sentenced to four months in prison.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers wrapped up the year’s legislative session with a flurry of action on secondary bills Thursday, after a successful push by majority Democrats to enact higher-profile measures tightening gun ownership laws and expanding abortion access.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has been elected chairman of the Southern Regional Education Board.
Justice was elected at the board's annual meeting Sunday in Atlanta.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Bills outlawing several types of semiautomatic firearms and magazines capable of holding more than 17 rounds have won final approval in Delaware’s Democrat-controlled General Assembly with no Republican support.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — House lawmakers have approved a bill raising the minimum age for anyone in Delaware to legally possess or purchase any rifle, or firearm ammunition, from 18 to 21, the same age requirement for handguns.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state House on Thursday approved a bill banning the sale or possession of a wide variety of semiautomatic firearms in Delaware.
The bill passed on a 22-19 vote just seven days after it was introduced and now goes to the Senate, which is also controlled by Democrats.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Bills banning the sale or possession of a wide variety of semiautomatic firearms in Delaware and prohibiting anyone under age 21 from buying a firearm are headed to the House floor after clearing a Democrat-led committee Wednesday.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A bid to override Democratic Gov. John Carney’s veto of a bill legalizing possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults for recreational use failed Tuesday in the state House, likely ending efforts this year to establish a state-run marijuana industry in Delaware.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in Delaware have introduced legislation outlawing the sale or possession of a wide variety of semiautomatic firearms and prohibiting anyone under age 21 from buying a firearm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Democrats.
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.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A state of emergency declared by Democratic Gov. John Carney because of the coronavirus pandemic will end Tuesday, and mask requirements for schools, courthouses and state facilities will be terminated, Delaware officials said Monday.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney is rescinding an order he imposed a month ago requiring Delawareans to wear masks in indoor business settings.
While the universal mask mandate will expire at 8 a.m.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A former Democratic candidate for attorney general has been chastised by a federal judge for falling short of “serious lawyering” in a lawsuit involving the death of a Delaware prison inmate.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney is proposing a $5 billion operating budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, an increase of roughly 4.6% over this year’s $4.77 billion budget.
The $4.99 billion operating budget Carney unveiled Thursday does not include $216 million in a “supplemental” budget bill of one-time expenditures that would bring spending to more than $5.2 billion.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney stressed the need to expand Delaware’s economy and improve its public schools during his State of the State speech to lawmakers Thursday.
Carney also thanked state officials for their response to the coronavirus pandemic and Delawareans for their “resilience,” but warned that “we aren’t through it yet.”
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney is ordering Delawareans to wear masks in indoor business settings and extending a mask requirement for schools and child care facilities.
Carney on Monday signed a revision to a previously issued State of Emergency declaration that will requiring Delawareans to wear masks in grocery stores, convenience stores, gyms, restaurants, malls and other indoor settings starting at 8 a.m.
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Students at the University of Delaware will have to start the winter session virtually because for the spread of the coronavirus.
The Delaware State News reports that the session starts on Monday.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s governor announced a new emergency declaration Thursday as the state works to relieve pressure on strained hospitals amid a coronavirus surge.
The new state of emergency declaration that goes into effect Monday will give the state more flexibility in its response to the surge and allow National Guard members to work as nursing assistants as some patients are moved from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities, Gov.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Two Delaware pastors are asking a court to issue a permanent injunction prohibiting Democratic Gov. John Carney and his successors from exercising emergency powers that would restrict religious gatherings and practices.
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 state House member.
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.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — All teachers and school staff in Delaware will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing, Gov. John Carney announced Tuesday.
The requirement announced by Carney, the Division of Public Health and Department of Education will be formally issued by emergency regulation and takes effect Nov.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware school board postponed its monthly meeting Monday after members of the audience refused to wear face coverings.
About 40 minutes after the Brandywine School District Board meeting was set to begin, Board President John Skrobot told the room of about 75 people that the meeting would have to be rescheduled because so many people in the crowd weren’t wearing face coverings, news outlets report.
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 University of Kentucky medical center.
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.
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.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — House lawmakers on Wednesday approved 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.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Democrat-led state House voted along party lines Thursday to give final approval to a bill raising Delaware’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state House voted mostly along party lines Thursday to approve a Democrat proposal outlawing homemade “ghost guns” that can’t be traced by law enforcement agents because they don’t have serial numbers.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney has received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine....
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney plans to get the COVID-19 vaccine this weekend.
The 64-year-old Democrat plans to receive his first dose of the Moderna vaccine at a state vaccination event Sunday at Dover International Speedway...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A bill legalizing recreational marijuana use by adults in Delaware cleared its first legislative hurdle Wednesday as a Democratic-led committee voted along party lines, with one lone GOP vote, to send the measure to the House floor...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A state House committee dealt a blow Wednesday to a proposal by Democratic lawmakers to establish several new tax brackets that would result in higher-income individuals paying more to Delaware’s state coffers...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware proposal to outlaw homemade “ghost guns” that can’t be traced by law enforcement agents because they don’t have serial numbers was advanced by a Democratic-led committee for consideration by the full House...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in Delaware have reintroduced legislation to outlaw homemade “ghost guns” that can’t be traced by law enforcement agents because they don’t have serial numbers or are fashioned from parts created with 3D printers...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Incumbent Democrat Lisa Blunt Rochester won reelection to a third term as Delaware’s lone delegate in the U...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Finding Republican candidates to run for office in solid-blue Delaware can sometimes be a challenge, but there’s no shortage of GOP contenders hoping to unseat Democratic Gov...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney is paring back his proposed budget for next year after his coronavirus restrictions on economic activity in Delaware led to sharp drops in revenue estimates, unprecedented unemployment filings and shuttered businesses.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Delaware are urging Democratic Gov. John Carney to lift restrictions that are aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus but have also crippled the state’s economy and led to unprecedented numbers of unemployment filings.