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General Assembly Passes Important Health Care Pricing Transparency Legislation

Date Posted: Thursday, June 30th, 2016
Categories:  Office of Governor Markell

Senate Bill 238, which establishes the Delaware Health Care Claims Database within the Delaware Health Information Network, passed the Senate unanimously on June 9th, and passed the House unanimously earlier this evening.




General Assembly Approves Legislation Removing Financial Bar to Voting

Date Posted: Thursday, June 30th, 2016
Categories:  Office of Governor Markell

The General Assembly approved legislation today that removes the financial bar to restoration of voting rights for people convicted of felonies who have completed their sentence. Delaware had been one of only three states that required payment of financial obligations before restoration of voting rights, and the only state with a statutory bar to restoration of voting rights until full payment was made.




General Assembly Passes Legislation Expanding Needle and Syringe Exchange

Date Posted: Thursday, June 30th, 2016
Categories:  Office of Governor Markell

Governor Markell tonight applauded the General Assembly’s passage of legislation expanding the Syringe Exchange Program. Senate Bill 259 authorizes the Division of Public Health (DPH) to expand the program statewide to help reduce the sharing of potentially infected needles and supports the state’s larger efforts to address opioid addiction and HIV transmission.




Statement by Governor Markell on U.S. Supreme Court Decision Relating to Delaware Election Law

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

Today Governor Markell issued a statement praising a U.S. Supreme Court decision that let stand Delaware’s Elections Disclosure Act.




Eleven Delaware sites awarded grants for urban agriculture and community garden projects

Date Posted: Friday, June 24th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Office of Governor Markell

Eleven Delaware urban farm and community garden projects are receiving support to grow and thrive through a new initiative designed to strengthen communities and improve nutrition.




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