Governor Jack Markell today endorsed President Obama’s plan to reduce greenhouse emissions from power plants by more than 30 percent by 2030, the most aggressive action taken by the nation to date in its efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change with the co-benefit of improving the country’s air quality and Delaware’s in particular. The state will also benefit from the cleaning up of pollutants generated by other states that often intrude into Delaware’s environment.
A total of 83 people were arrested statewide last week for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs. The next DUI checkpoint will be held Friday August 8th in Stanton.
Legislation signed by Governor Jack Markell today would end the automatic suspension of driver’s licenses for Delawareans who fail to pay fines for minor traffic offenses and who don’t pose a traffic safety hazard. Senate Bill 132 represents another step in a broader effort to transform Delaware’s criminal justice system by recognizing that the state’s policies must both allow for more appropriate penalties and sentences than in the past, while also focusing on what happens to people beyond those punishments
The state Division of Public Health (DPH) encourages baby boomers, or individuals born between 1945 and 1965, to speak to their doctor about getting tested for hepatitis.
Next DUI checkpoint will be held Friday July 31 in Wilmington.
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