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Bill bans school property tax increases from reassessments

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers are considering legislation to prohibit local school boards from taking advantage of property reassessments to increase school district taxes. Current law says that if a county conducts a general reassessment of real estate values, each school board must calculate a new tax rate that would allow no more than a 10% increase in school property tax revenue compared to the previous fiscal year. A […]

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Bill on thresholds for chemicals in drinking water advances

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state Senate has approved legislation directing Delaware health and environmental officials to establish maximum contaminant levels in drinking water for certain manmade chemical compounds that have been associated with cancer and other health problems. The bill passed the Senate unanimously Thursday and now goes back to House. House lawmakers voted unanimously for the measure last month but must approve a Senate amendment removing certain language. […]

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Gun rights advocates sue lawmakers over virtual meetings

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Gun rights advocates have filed a federal lawsuit challenging continued virtual meetings of the Delaware General Assembly after Democrats rammed two controversial gun-control bills through the state Senate. The filing of the lawsuit Friday comes amid partisan bickering over the Democrat-controlled legislature continuing to meet online rather than in person. The decision by Senate Democrats to fast-track passage of the gun control bills last week served […]

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