Financial Empowerment Program Made Permanent
Infrastructure Funding Bill Passed
Six Bills Focus on Women's Issues
Law Enforcement Torch Run
End-of-Life Care Bill Signed


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House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf announced today that a special election for the vacant 18th Representative District seat will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12. The need for a special election arose when 18th District Rep. Michael Barbieri resigned his seat effective Aug. 3. The winner of the 18th District special election will serve through the general election in November, 2016.


Emphasizing the opportunity to solve a decades-long problem that has limited educational opportunities for children in the City of Wilmington, Governor Markell today signed two bills that pave the way for redrawing school district boundaries to reduce the number of districts in the City and help families better participate in their children’s schools.


The issue of firearms and efforts to reduce gun violence is something that polarizes our society. Lawmakers have made honest efforts to do this while respecting and protecting everyone’s Second Amendment rights. With this right comes a corresponding responsibility to make sure that a person’s weapon is secured. Guns are not toys – they are lethal instruments – which is why we must prevent them from falling into the hands of a youth or a person prohibited.

The following are prepared remarks that House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf delivered today at the ceremony at Legislative Hall to honor former Attorney General Beau Biden, who passed away last week: 

To the rest of the world, you are the Vice President of the United States.

To the people in this room, you are just Joe, you’re our Joe.