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August 8, 2017

Senator Lavelle Donates Legislative “Raise” to Charity 

More than $45,000 given in last 12 years Local charities will benefit from a legislative pay raise given to Senator Greg Lavelle in 2005, as he will again this year donate it. The donation is a protest against the process that gives legislators raises without them having to vote for […]
April 26, 2017

Senate Republicans Release Response To Governor’s Budget Proposal

Suggestions include fiscal framework changes, prevailing wage, Medicaid reform Dover, DE – The Delaware Senate Republican Caucus today released a response to the budget proposals made by the Carney Administration in recent weeks. “After taking time to examine the proposals made by the Governor, and speaking with many stakeholders and […]
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 […]