The Press Office of Delaware Governor,Jack Markell has issued the following statement: Legislation Introduced to Support Investment in Delaware Entrepreneurs Follows through on Governor’s State of the State proposal to improve access to capital Wilmington, DE – Building on efforts like regulatory reform and broadband improvements that have made Delaware a more welcoming place to start and expand a business, Governor Markell joined members of the General Assembly today to announce legislation that will give startups and small businesses better opportunities to access capital. The bipartisan bill, which will be filed when the legislature returns to session next week and is sponsored by Representative Bryon Short (D-Highland Woods) and Senator Brian Bushweller (D-Dover), would permit the use of online crowdfunding platforms, allowing Delaware residents to be investors in Delaware Read more
What are your thoughts on SB 165: Mail-in ballots for school district elections and referenda?
[ See: http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/lis148.nsf/vwLegislation/SB+165/ and previous DP post. ]
Mail in balloting may soon come to a school district referendum near you if Delaware State Senator, Karen Peterson and the sponsored of SB 165 succeed in getting the bill enacted. Senate Bill 165, titled “An Act to Amend the Delaware Code Relating to Public School Elections” sets the date of public school board elections as the second Tuesday of May and enable duly registered voters to mail in their ballots in advance. Traditional polling places will be eliminated and all school board elections shall be conducted by the Delaware Department of Elections through its county offices under Title 15 of the Delaware Code. All expenses of said elections (except return postage) shall be borne by the State of Delaware, by and through the Department of Elections. The provisions of the proposed legislation are applicable to all local elections and referenda currently conducted by public school Read more