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  Category: Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long


Monetary Awards Program for Black Students Celebrates First Award Recipients

Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Friday, May 24, 2024

STAR-Delaware Merit supports students’ educational enrichment and financial empowerment     DOVER, Del. — Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long and school leaders gathered on Thursday to recognize more than 60 students as part of a new program to support the educational journeys of Black students.     STAR-Delaware Merit is a statewide merit awards initiative coordinated by Lt. Governor Bethany […]




2024 Lt. Governor’s Challenge Winners Announced 

Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2024

DOVER, Del. – The 2024 Lt. Governor’s Wellness Leadership Challenge has announced this year’s award recipients. The winning submissions came from individuals, organizations, and institutions across Delaware who committed to enacting better health and wellness for their communities, ultimately helping to elevate the well-being, productivity, and prosperity of the state of Delaware. The mission of […]




Lt. Gov. Hall-Long Statement: Senate Bill 2(S) Gun Safety Legislation Signed into Law

Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2024

“Gun violence is a public health crisis that deserves time and attention from policymakers. Today, Delaware took a strong step toward safer communities. I applaud the Governor, our Attorney General, legislators, and especially the countless advocates for sounding the alarm that we need to do more to protect our kids and families,” said Lt. Governor Hall-Long. “Permit to purchase is a proven method to make our state safer and help save lives in Delaware by increasing responsible gun ownership.” 




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

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

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 […]







  Category: Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long

Monetary Awards Program for Black Students Celebrates First Award Recipients

Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Friday, May 24, 2024

STAR-Delaware Merit supports students’ educational enrichment and financial empowerment     DOVER, Del. — Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long and school leaders gathered on Thursday to recognize more than 60 students as part of a new program to support the educational journeys of Black students.     STAR-Delaware Merit is a statewide merit awards initiative coordinated by Lt. Governor Bethany […]




2024 Lt. Governor’s Challenge Winners Announced 

Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2024

DOVER, Del. – The 2024 Lt. Governor’s Wellness Leadership Challenge has announced this year’s award recipients. The winning submissions came from individuals, organizations, and institutions across Delaware who committed to enacting better health and wellness for their communities, ultimately helping to elevate the well-being, productivity, and prosperity of the state of Delaware. The mission of […]




Lt. Gov. Hall-Long Statement: Senate Bill 2(S) Gun Safety Legislation Signed into Law

Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2024

“Gun violence is a public health crisis that deserves time and attention from policymakers. Today, Delaware took a strong step toward safer communities. I applaud the Governor, our Attorney General, legislators, and especially the countless advocates for sounding the alarm that we need to do more to protect our kids and families,” said Lt. Governor Hall-Long. “Permit to purchase is a proven method to make our state safer and help save lives in Delaware by increasing responsible gun ownership.” 




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

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

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 […]