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March 15, 2017

Budget Reset Community Meetings

Recently, Senator Lopez and Senator Simpson held separate community meetings with Governor Carney as part of his “Budget Reset” tour of the state. The Senators and other legislators hosted the Governor in meeting with the public to gather suggestions and take questions on what could be a $350 million deficit […]
February 22, 2017

Lawson Releases Corrections Funding Proposal

Proposal Uses Existing Overtime Funds To Increase Corrections Pay   Dover, DE – Senator Dave Lawson (R-Marydel) today announced a proposal to increase pay across the board for Department of Corrections personnel using existing overtime funds.   “It’s time to do right by these corrections officers,” said Lawson, a member […]
February 21, 2017

Improvements in Delaware Will Start in the Classroom

By State Senator Bryant L. Richardson   A proper education is the key to solving many of Delaware’s problems. Here are a few reasons why: Businesses want to locate in areas where quality education is offered A good education opens up opportunities to live a successful and rewarding life Those […]
January 28, 2017

Examining The Governor’s Recommended Budget

by Senator Dave Lawson On January 12, the outgoing administration released the Governor’s Recommended Budget for fiscal year 2018 (details here). News reports described the budget as a mix of tax increases and spending cuts that would affect many groups. However, when the budget proposal is put under the microscope, the […]
January 13, 2017

Straight Talk On Delaware’s Economy

by Senator Gary Simpson As we head into a new General Assembly after an unprecedented year, it seems that not much has changed after all. We yet again hear from a leading Democratic politician – this time Sen. Dave McBride – about how our economy is just fine, thanks to […]
January 11, 2017

149th General Assembly Kicks Off

The 149th General Assembly opened Tuesday with swearing in ceremonies and the first orders of business, including the selection of leadership and the approval of the rules and committees. Sworn in today for his first four-year term representing the 7th Senatorial District was Anthony N. Delcollo (R-Marshallton). Taking the oath […]