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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 […]
November 18, 2016

Senate Republican Leadership Re-Elected

Senator Gary Simpson, (R – Milford) and Senator Greg Lavelle (R- Sharpley) will retain their positions as the Senate Minority Leader and Minority Whip. Members of the Republican Caucus voted last week to keep leadership the same, following the election. Speaking after the caucus reorganization meeting, Senator Simpson said he […]
April 21, 2016

Senate Democrats Block Supreme Court Resolution on Party-Line Vote

Good Government Bill Shut Down on Senate Floor Dover, DE – Senate Republicans today attempted to seek clarification from Delaware’s Supreme Court on recent appropriation decisions made by the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee, only to be shut down by the chamber’s Democrats on a 11-9 party vote, with one member […]
April 20, 2016

Poverty Housing Tax Credit Introduced In Delaware Legislature

Bipartisan proposal would create $500,000 annual credit Dover, DE – A bipartisan group of legislators today introduced legislation to create a $500,000 Poverty Housing Tax Credit as part of the Neighborhood Assistance Act, which currently grants tax credits to Delawareans who donate to nonprofits that serve low-income communities in a […]
April 14, 2016

Resolution Introduced To Clarify JFC Powers

Legislators Seek Opinion Of State Supreme Court on Spending Dover, DE – Legislators in the General Assembly will introduce a Joint Resolution today requesting the opinion of the Delaware Supreme Court on actions recently taken by the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee and the Attorney General to spend the Bank of […]