Category: Government

(AP) — Delaware’s Supreme Court has upheld the drug dealing and conspiracy convictions of a woman who illegally sold medical marijuana. The court ruled Tuesday that Facebook posts in which Jessica Andreavich promoted her activities and listed prices for her products were properly allowed into evidence by a judge. Andreavich argued that the Facebook posts…

(AP) — The state Senate has given final approval to a bill authorizing 12 weeks of paid family leave for teachers and other state government workers. The measure was approved 16-4 Wednesday despite concerns about hardships on school districts who would need to find long-term substitutes for teachers on extended maternity leave. The bill now…

(AP) — Authorities say a Florida man has been charged with stealing 27 cellphones during a Delaware music festival after an iPhone app led police to him. The News Journal of Wilmington reported Monday that 34-year-old William Rodriguez, of Miami, has been charged with multiple counts of theft. The Dover Police Department had received reports…

(AP) — A state panel added more than $46 million to this year’s government revenue estimate Monday as Delaware lawmakers prepare to vote on budget bills for the upcoming fiscal year. The Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council‘s update comes two weeks before fiscal year 2019 begins on July 1. While this year’s estimate increased…

Seaford Mayor David Genshaw and city council on Tuesday voted to promote 19-year-employee Trisha Newcomer to director of economic development and community relations, effective July 1. Newcomer started working for the city as a 911 dispatcher in 1998. She also served as Seaford’s first certified municipal clerk and most recently as economic development and information technology…

Domino’s Pizza is smoothing the way for delivery drivers and take-out customers by repairing potholes in communities throughout the U.S. Municipalities can apply through the Domino’s website for the assistance. In Milford, Delaware, the company fixed 40 potholes along 10 roads since the beginning of spring. The pizza chain aims to improve conditions for those…

(AP) — Lawmakers have scrapped an effort to overhaul Delaware’s criminal code amid criticism from the attorney general. A comprehensive code rewrite had been scheduled for consideration by lawmakers this week but was pulled after Attorney General Matt Denn issued a 30-page document Tuesday outlining the Department of Justice’s concerns. Among other things, Denn says…

Retailers fear Amazon effect with direct wine shipments

By PAM GEORGE Special to Delaware Business Times Wineries are major tourist attractions across the country. But vacationing Delawareans are in for a rude awakening if they decide to ship a case back home. The state currently prohibits direct shipments of wine to Delaware residents. House Bill 165, a carryover from 2017, would change that…