Delaware lawmakers begin final month of General Assembly session

The State House and State Senate reconvene in Dover today to begin the final month of the 147th Delaware General Assembly session.

 

Lawmakers are working towards finalizing the budget for Fiscal Year 2013, which begins July 1st.  Members of the Joint Finance Committee spent the past two weeks in “mark-up” sessions examining the state budget. 

A bill that will see action for the first time would eliminate the annual school board elections in Delaware’s 16 districts and align them with the general election schedule.  House Majority Whip Valerie Longhurst (D.-Bear) said the move would likely increase turnout for school elections, which typically draw a low percentage of eligible voters.  She also said it would save an estimated $120,000 by not needing to open polling places specifically for school elections. 

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