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  Category: Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long


Lt. Governor, School Districts, Philanthropist Launch Monetary Awards Program for Black Students

Featured Posts | Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2024

WILMINGTON, Del. — Surrounded by school and community leaders, Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long announced a new program Tuesday to support the educational journeys of Delaware students from minoritized communities.    STAR-Delaware Merit is a statewide essay-based merit awards initiative coordinated by Lt. Governor Hall-Long’s Office and participating public school districts. In the wake of COVID-19, the […]




Delaware Overdose Deaths Decrease for the First Time in Decade

Featured Posts | Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2024

DOVER, Del. — For the first time in a decade, the number of overdose deaths in Delaware has decreased. According to data from the Delaware Division of Forensic Science, there were 527 accidental drug overdose deaths in 2023, representing a 1.8% decrease compared to 2022.   “As a public health nurse, I applaud this progress. We […]




2024 Lt. Governor’s Challenge Seeks Applicants for Wellness Leader Awards

Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Monday, March 25, 2024

Organizations and individuals can submit nominations for the 2024 Lt. Governor’s Challenge by Monday, April 1.  DOVER, Del. – Are you or someone you know transforming their community by providing services, access, and support in the health and wellness space? Apply for the 2024 Lt. Governor’s Wellness Leadership Challenge awards today.   Individuals, organizations, and institutions […]




Lt. Gov. Hall-Long Applauds Passage of Senate Bill 2(S) Gun Safety Legislation

Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2024

DOVER, Del. — Following the Delaware Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 2(S), which would add Delaware to the growing number of states to require a permit and training to purchase a handgun, Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long released the following statement. The bill was sponsored by Senate Majority Whip Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman and House Majority Leader Melissa […]




Lt. Governor, Partners Raise Awareness of Infant Formula Distribution Program

Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Monday, March 11, 2024

WILMINGTON, Del. – One year after launching an initiative to provide Delaware parents with free infant formula, Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long announced Monday a further expansion of product availability statewide in an effort to distribute the remaining supply of formula to residents in every corner of the state.  Last year, Lt. Governor Hall-Long, in conjunction […]







  Category: Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long

Lt. Governor, School Districts, Philanthropist Launch Monetary Awards Program for Black Students

Featured Posts | Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2024

WILMINGTON, Del. — Surrounded by school and community leaders, Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long announced a new program Tuesday to support the educational journeys of Delaware students from minoritized communities.    STAR-Delaware Merit is a statewide essay-based merit awards initiative coordinated by Lt. Governor Hall-Long’s Office and participating public school districts. In the wake of COVID-19, the […]




Delaware Overdose Deaths Decrease for the First Time in Decade

Featured Posts | Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2024

DOVER, Del. — For the first time in a decade, the number of overdose deaths in Delaware has decreased. According to data from the Delaware Division of Forensic Science, there were 527 accidental drug overdose deaths in 2023, representing a 1.8% decrease compared to 2022.   “As a public health nurse, I applaud this progress. We […]




2024 Lt. Governor’s Challenge Seeks Applicants for Wellness Leader Awards

Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Monday, March 25, 2024

Organizations and individuals can submit nominations for the 2024 Lt. Governor’s Challenge by Monday, April 1.  DOVER, Del. – Are you or someone you know transforming their community by providing services, access, and support in the health and wellness space? Apply for the 2024 Lt. Governor’s Wellness Leadership Challenge awards today.   Individuals, organizations, and institutions […]




Lt. Gov. Hall-Long Applauds Passage of Senate Bill 2(S) Gun Safety Legislation

Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2024

DOVER, Del. — Following the Delaware Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 2(S), which would add Delaware to the growing number of states to require a permit and training to purchase a handgun, Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long released the following statement. The bill was sponsored by Senate Majority Whip Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman and House Majority Leader Melissa […]




Lt. Governor, Partners Raise Awareness of Infant Formula Distribution Program

Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Monday, March 11, 2024

WILMINGTON, Del. – One year after launching an initiative to provide Delaware parents with free infant formula, Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long announced Monday a further expansion of product availability statewide in an effort to distribute the remaining supply of formula to residents in every corner of the state.  Last year, Lt. Governor Hall-Long, in conjunction […]