Category: Government

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester today introduced a bill to extend federal trade assistance to farmers, growers and producers negatively impacted by President Donald Trump’s trade policy. Since the Trump administration implemented new tariffs on the import of steel and aluminum from China, Mexico, Canada and the European Union, a number of countries have responded by…

The state House has given final approval to legislation expanding the number of judges on Delaware’s Chancery Court. The House voted unanimously Thursday for the measure, which increases the number of vice chancellors from four to six. The legislation previously won unanimous Senate approval and now goes to Democratic Gov. John Carney for his signature.…

The Export Delaware team at the Department of State is going to Singapore and Vietnam for six days in September to explore opportunities for businesses looking to expand global trade. The team is inviting small and medium-sized businesses to join them on the visit for a chance to meet face-to-face with potential distributors and customers…

(AP) — The state House on Wednesday evening rejected a bill that would legalize marijuana for recreational use in Delaware, with the chief sponsor blaming continued opposition from the law enforcement community. The legislation, which included an amendment aimed at addressing concerns of opponents, failed on a 21-15 vote, falling four votes short of the…

U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons today ensured that an amendment giving Delaware farmers better access to agricultural conservation programs was included in the 2018 Farm Bill that is being considered by the Senate this week. The amendment would allow farmers in the beginning stages of farming to apply for conservation funds through the Environmental Quality Incentives…

(AP) — Private-sector workers in Delaware could be forced to join a labor union in order to get or keep a job under legislation passed by the General Assembly. The Democrat-led House on Thursday voted 25-13 to approve the bill, which cleared the Democrat-led Senate last month. The legislation now goes to Democratic Gov. John…