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Judge bars enforcement of Delaware ‘ghost gun’ restrictions

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has barred Delaware from enforcing prohibitions on the manufacture and possession of homemade "ghost guns" that can't be traced by law enforcement officials because they don't have serial numbers. Friday's ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by gun-rights advocates after Democratic Gov. John Carney signed a law criminalizing the possession, manufacture and distribution of such weapons and unfinished components. The judge denied a […]

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Judge won’t toss suit over Delaware court political balance

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Democratic Gov. John Carney over Delaware's requirement for political balance on its courts. Friday's ruling is the latest in a long-running legal battle over a "major-party" provision in Delaware's constitution. The provision means judicial appointments to the three highest courts are split between Republicans and Democrats. That means unaffiliated voters or members of other political parties […]

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Delaware lawmakers wrap up this year’s legislative session

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers have wrapped up legislative session with action on secondary bills after a successful push by Democrats to enact higher-profile measures tightening gun ownership laws and expanding access to abortions. Gov. John Carney put an exclamation point on Thursday's session end, signing a package of gun control measures that fellow Democrats rammed through the General Assembly in the wake of recent mass shootings in other […]

today07/01/2022 15

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Delaware Gov. John Carney vetoes marijuana legalization bill

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney has vetoed a bill to legalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults for recreational use. Tuesday's veto came after Carney's repeated concerns in recent years about legalizing recreational pot. Those concerns did not dissuade fellow Democrats from pushing the legislation through the General Assembly. Carney said he supports the medical marijuana industry and agrees that decriminalization was appropriate. […]

today05/25/2022 22

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Delaware governor isolating after positive COVID-19 test

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing mild symptoms. Carney, who turns 66 on Friday, has received the coronavirus vaccine and two booster shots. Carney’s office said in a news release Monday night that he tested positive through an at-home antigen test and is isolating per CDC guidelines. Carney says he is feeling well and will continue to […]

today05/18/2022 25

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Legislative panel begins hearings on proposed capital budget

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Members of a Delaware legislative committee are set to convene this week to consider Democratic Gov. John Carney's proposed capital budget for construction, transportation and economic development. The joint committee will meet Monday to begin four days of hearings on Carney's $1.18 billion proposal for the fiscal year starting July 1. Carney's recommended capital budget includes $315.7 million for transportation and $305 million for school construction […]

today03/28/2022 29

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Delaware ending state of emergency, mask mandates

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Governor John Carney is terminating a state of emergency he declared because of the coronavirus and ending mask requirements for Delaware schools. Carney’s office says vaccine or testing requirements will expire for teachers and state employees at 11:59 p.m. Monday. The state of emergency and school mask requirement will end at 6 p.m. Tuesday.  Officials also said mask mandates for all Delaware court facilities and […]

today03/01/2022 40

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Delaware governor rescinds universal indoor mask mandate

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney is rescinding an order he imposed a month ago requiring Delawareans to wear masks in indoor business settings. Carney said Monday that the universal mask mandate will expire at 8 a.m. Friday. But he temporarily extended the mask requirement in public and private K-12 schools and child care facilities to March 31. Administration officials say the temporary extension will give parents time […]

today02/07/2022 254

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Carney focuses on jobs, education in speech to lawmakers

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney stressed the need to expand Delaware's economy and improve its public schools during his State of the State speech to lawmakers. Carney also thanked state officials Thursday for their response to the coronavirus pandemic, and Delawareans for their "resilience." But he warned that "we aren't through it yet." Carney said expanding economic opportunities for Delaware residents needs to be a top priority. […]

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