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Joe Fitzgerald
Monday, May 1, 2017
Senate Bill 20, a Constitutional Amendment to Reserve Capital Funding for Capital Projects, Passes the Senate On April 26, SB 20, sponsored by Senate Minority Whip Greg Lavelle (R-Sharpley) passed the Delaware State Senate, by a vote of 19 “yes” votes and 1 “not voting”. This legislation would serve as the second leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution, which would limit the ability of the State of Delaware to appropriate Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) moneys to a purpose other than: Capital expenditures on the public transportation system, including the road system and allocations for investments in transportation Payment of the interest and principal on all bonds issued before and after the effective date of this Act and secured by monies in the Transportation Trust Fund Other transportation-related purposes, including operating expenses funding the Delaware Department of Transportation. Read more
Joe Fitzgerald
Monday, April 24, 2017
The General Assembly will return to session, following a two-week break, on Tuesday, April 25. They return to deal with a number of issues, including a widening budget shortfall, death penalty legislation, marijuana legalization legislation and a host of other issues. Read more
Joe Fitzgerald
Friday, April 7, 2017
The General Assembly adjourned for Easter break on Thursday, April 6. They will reconvene on Tuesday, April 25. Upon their return, they will have an additional set of budget forecasts with which to work and a number of substantial issues to consider. Read more