Closing the "Charleston Loophole" for Gun Background Checks
22 in 22 Challenge for Vets
Investing in Delaware's Parks
Honoring Fallen Officers
Ending Mandatory Juvenile Shackling

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Aug9

"The decision by the Delaware Supreme Court reinforces a belief that I, Sen. Peterson and many other Delawareans share: Delaware's death penalty is unconstitutional and does not comport with modern theories of punishment or prevailing thoughts on criminal justice. 

 
Jun30

A series of bills crafted to address a host of issues that impact Delaware women every day in their workplaces, doctors’ offices, homes and schools were signed into law Thursday.

The five bills signed today are part of an effort begun last year that focused on three major areas where reform is needed for Delaware women: justice and public safety, health care and employment. The wide-ranging package represents a list of the top priorities for change and revision to state laws that impact women. Seven of these bills were signed into law in 2015.

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We have seen many changes to the Route 1 corridor in the past few years. We are fortunate that our communities are a destination for millions of visitors each year, but those visitors also create challenges for us. The most obvious is the increase in traffic as we are no longer a secret to the outside world. Since my time as Delaware State Police Troop 7 commander, I have seen the steady increase of traffic along Route 1, and what that’s meant for people walking and biking along the road. The increased traffic not only brings congestion but an increased danger for pedestrians and cyclists traveling along a very busy Route 1.

The University of Delaware has announced that it is adjusting their policy regarding state-funded merit-based scholarships. Beginning with this fall's first-year students, UD will remove the Diamond State Scholarship and the Michael Ferguson Scholarship from their need-based financial aid equation. Rep. Kim Williams has been working with the university since October to resolve the issue after she was contacted by a Delaware family. Please see the full letter below.