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Governor Markell Announces Gun Investigations Unit at State Police

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

Joined by leaders from the City of Wilmington, New Castle County, various law enforcement bodies, and anti-violence community groups at a news conference in Freedom Plaza, Governor Markell announced the formation of a new Gun Investigation Unit at the Delaware State Police to focus on better prevention of and ensuring punishment for illegal gun sales.




Statement from the Governor on Death of Former White House Press Secretary James Brady

Date Posted: Monday, August 4th, 2014
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

Governor Markell extended his deepest sympathies to the family of James Brady, former White House Press Secretary, someone the Governor knew and admired over many years.




Governor Markell Signs Bill Authorizing Law Enforcement to Carry, Administer Anti-Overdose Medication

Date Posted: Monday, August 4th, 2014
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

Joined by elected officials, law enforcement officers, first responders, non-profit leaders, and families who have lost loved ones to drug overdoses, Governor Markell signed legislation authorizing law enforcement officers to carry Naloxone, a prescription drug that counteracts the effects of opioid-related overdoses.




Governor Markell Signs Legislation to Strengthen Animal Welfare Laws

Date Posted: Thursday, July 31st, 2014
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

Animal welfare advocates, legislators and shelter animals flanked Governor Markell as he signed four animal protection bills at the Delaware Humane Association in Wilmington. The new laws establish oversight and training programs for animal shelters and animal control officers and prohibit shelters from using gas chambers. In addition, trained personnel must evaluate animals seized in criminal activity, cruelty, and animal fighting for adoptability, instead of automatic euthanasia.




Governor Markell Testifies in Support of EPA Plan to Cut Power Plant Emissions

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

Speaking at one of four sites of nationwide public hearings on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power plan, Governor Markell emphasized the environmental and economic benefits of the proposal to reduce dirty emissions from the nation’s power plants by 30 percent by 2030.





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