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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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.

Jun30

Delaware lawmakers took aim at the predatory “payday” loan industry Thursday, filing a bipartisan bill that would cap the annual interest rate a lender could charge. Sponsored by Rep. Helene Keeley, House Bill 446 would cap the interest rate that could be charged for “alternative financial services” at an annual rate of interest of 100 percent. The bill also is being sponsored by House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf, Rep. Mike Ramone, Sen. Harris B. McDowell and Sen. Ernie Lopez.

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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.

We have read with deep disappointment the recent news that the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is requiring that Delaware electricity customers shoulder the bulk of the cost of a power line project on Artificial Island, despite Delaware customers receiving only a small portion of the benefits of said project. The House Democratic Caucus stands united in opposition to the FERC’s decision and urges the FERC to reconsider this ruling.