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Governor Carney Signs Unemployment Tax Relief Legislation
Date Posted: February 8, 2021


WEEKLY COVID-19 UPDATE – Feb. 5, 2021: New Positive Cases, Current Hospitalizations Continue Downward Trend
Date Posted: February 6, 2021


Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing Sites
Date Posted: February 5, 2021


DHSS, Other Agencies Seek to Connect Patients of Two Prescribers Associated with Md. Clinic to Continuing Treatment
Date Posted: February 5, 2021


Treasurer Davis Named to National Board to Help Families Save for Education
Date Posted: February 4, 2021


Governor Carney’s Statement on U.S. Senator Carper’s Chairmanship of Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
Date Posted: February 4, 2021

Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse
Delaware Approves Continuing Education Alternatives For Pesticides And Nutrients Following COVID Struggles
Date Posted: February 4, 2021

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Consumer Alert: Liberty Mutual Policyholders Experienced Difficulty Filing Claims, Receiving Response
Date Posted: February 4, 2021

Governor Carney Issues Update to Omnibus COVID-19 Emergency Declaration
Governor Carney Issues Update to Omnibus COVID-19 Emergency Declaration
Date Posted: February 4, 2021


AG Jennings reaches opioid settlement with McKinsey & Company
Date Posted: February 4, 2021


Bayhealth Partners with Delaware Libraries to Support Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Date Posted: February 3, 2021


The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit Photography by Bronwen Hazlett
Date Posted: February 3, 2021


Delaware Department of Labor receives $9,193,902 from the H1B Grant
Date Posted: February 2, 2021


Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Expansion of COVID-19 Vaccination Program
Date Posted: February 2, 2021

Press Briefing Feb 2, 2021
February 2, 2021: COVID-19 Briefing
Date Posted: February 2, 2021


State of Delaware offices in New Castle County will close from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2021
Date Posted: February 1, 2021


AG Jennings Warns Investors of Risks of Market Volatility, Reminds Regulated Firms of Customer Obligations
Date Posted: February 1, 2021

2020 Delaware Department of Insurance Year in Review
Department of Insurance Announces 2020 Year-End Data
Date Posted: February 1, 2021


Hunters Reminded to Remove Temporary Deer Stands from State Wildlife Areas
Date Posted: February 1, 2021


DelDOT Winter Storm Update #1
Date Posted: January 30, 2021


WEEKLY COVID-19 UPDATE – JAN. 29, 2021: New Positive Cases, Current Hospitalizations Trend Downward
Date Posted: January 30, 2021


Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing Sites
Date Posted: January 29, 2021


Lincoln man to serve life in prison for 2018 homicide
Date Posted: January 29, 2021


Delaware Division of Public Health Confirms First COVID-19 Cases with the UK Variant
Date Posted: January 29, 2021


DPH Announces Updated Plans for Administering Second Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine
Date Posted: January 28, 2021


Unclaimed Property Holder Reporting Update
Date Posted: January 28, 2021


Lawmakers, DOJ Announce Legislation To Stop Unfair Business Practices
Date Posted: January 28, 2021


ICYMI: Governor Carney Presents Fiscal Year 2022 Recommended Budget
Date Posted: January 28, 2021


State Treasurer Colleen Davis Statement on Governor John Carney’s Proposed Budget
Date Posted: January 28, 2021


Delaware Will Issue Emergency Benefits for January to Eligible SNAP, TANF, and General Assistance Households
Date Posted: January 28, 2021


Additional Delaware Hunting Opportunities to Open in February
Date Posted: January 28, 2021


Governor Carney, Legislators Announce Bills to Make Opportunity Funding Permanent, Expand K-3 Special Education
Date Posted: January 28, 2021

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Governor Carney Issues Statement on Senate Confirmations of Judicial Nominations
Date Posted: January 27, 2021


ICYMI: Governor Carney Delivers 2021 State of the State Address
Date Posted: January 27, 2021

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Delaware’s Tax Season Starts February 12, 2021
Date Posted: January 27, 2021


January 26, 2021, 6:00 pm: COVID-19 Update and Virtual Town Hall
Date Posted: January 26, 2021


Four Delaware Organizations Receive Mini-Grants to Reduce Infant and Maternal Mortality Among Black Population
Date Posted: January 26, 2021


Governor Carney’s 2021 State of the State Address
Date Posted: January 26, 2021

Governor Carney Formally Extends State of Emergency
Governor Carney Formally Extends State of Emergency
Date Posted: January 25, 2021


Governor Carney, DPH Provide Updates on COVID-19 Vaccination Program
Date Posted: January 25, 2021


State Auditor Kathy McGuiness: Delaware Could See $43 Million Annually from Regulating, Taxing Marijuana for Adult Use
Date Posted: January 25, 2021


DNREC Updates A-Street Ditch PCB Cleanup Pilot Project
Date Posted: January 25, 2021


DPH Completes 11,000 Vaccinations in Weekend Events
Date Posted: January 24, 2021


Weekly COVID-19 Update – Jan. 22, 2021: New Positive Cases, Hospitalizations Remain Elevated But Trends Leveling Out
Date Posted: January 22, 2021


Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing Sites
Date Posted: January 22, 2021


Governor Carney, Secretary Bunting Announce Launch of the Governor’s Institute for School Leadership
Date Posted: January 22, 2021


Free Virtual Family Workshops from the Dept. of Education
Date Posted: January 22, 2021

2021 Arbor Day Poster Contest
2021 Arbor Day School Poster Contest
Date Posted: January 22, 2021


Students Encouraged To Enter Webapp Competition
Date Posted: January 22, 2021


Vaccination Appointments Offered to 11,500 Seniors For This Weekend
Date Posted: January 21, 2021

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Cultural Affairs Division Celebrates Black History
Date Posted: January 21, 2021


Rapid COVID-19 Testing for Providers in Group Homes for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Date Posted: January 21, 2021


Wastewater, Surface Water and Drinking Water Planning Grant Proposals Now Being Accepted by DNREC, DPH
Date Posted: January 21, 2021


DPH System for Vaccination Requests Starts With More Than 56K Signups In First Day
Date Posted: January 20, 2021


El gobernador Carney y la Division de Salud Publica (DPH) anuncian la transición a la fase 1B de vacunación
Date Posted: January 19, 2021


Governor Carney, DPH Announce Transition to Vaccinate Phase 1B
Date Posted: January 19, 2021


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Date Posted: January 19, 2021


January 19, 2021, 7:00 pm: COVID-19 Update and Phase 1B Q&A
Date Posted: January 19, 2021


Governor Carney Sworn in for Second Term as 74th Governor of the State of Delaware
Date Posted: January 19, 2021


Delaware Surpasses 1,000 Total Deaths Related to COVID-19; New Positive Cases Remain Elevated
Date Posted: January 16, 2021


Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing Sites 
Date Posted: January 15, 2021


Delaware’s SNAP Recipients Will See Monthly Benefits Increase 15 Percent Through June 2021
Date Posted: January 15, 2021


Governor Carney Activates Delaware National Guard
Date Posted: January 15, 2021


DNREC Issues Wastewater Permits to Mountaire Farms for Making Pollution Control Improvements at Millsboro Plant
Date Posted: January 15, 2021


Wagamons Pond Boat Ramp Temporarily Closing for Reconstruction
Date Posted: January 14, 2021


Governor Carney Issues Statement on Cabinet Confirmations
Date Posted: January 13, 2021


Governor Carney Announces Judicial Nominations 
Date Posted: January 13, 2021


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Date Posted: January 13, 2021


January 12, 2021: COVID-19 Briefing
Date Posted: January 12, 2021


FY2021 Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds Soliciting Projects for Improving Water Quality
Date Posted: January 11, 2021


State Park Offices to Reopen Tuesday with Limited Hours
Date Posted: January 11, 2021


Division of the Arts Announces 2021 Individual Artist Fellowship Awardees
Date Posted: January 11, 2021


Governor Carney, Lieutenant Governor Hall-Long Announce Virtual Inauguration for January 19, 2021
Date Posted: January 11, 2021


Secretary Magarik Announces Leadership Changes at Department of Health and Social Services
Date Posted: January 11, 2021

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Flags To Be Lowered For Passing Of U.S. Capitol Police Officers
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Date Posted: January 8, 2021


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Date Posted: January 8, 2021


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Date Posted: January 8, 2021


Urban Forestry Grants Up to $5,000 Now Available
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Expiration and Extension of CARES Act
Date Posted: January 7, 2021

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Zwaanendael Museum seeks plastic recyclables
Date Posted: January 7, 2021


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Date Posted: January 6, 2021


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Date Posted: January 5, 2021


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Date Posted: January 5, 2021


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Date Posted: January 5, 2021


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Date Posted: January 5, 2021


First State Manufactured Home Owners Eligible For Free Legal Representation Under New Contract
Date Posted: January 4, 2021


Emergency Sirens To Be Tested Tuesday
Date Posted: January 4, 2021


Governor Carney Appoints Ellen Magee as Sussex County Register of Wills
Date Posted: January 2, 2021


First $700,000 in Opioid Impact Fee Funding Allocated for Treatment of Substance Use Disorder
Date Posted: January 1, 2021


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Date Posted: January 1, 2021


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Date Posted: December 31, 2020


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Date Posted: December 30, 2020

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Date Posted: December 30, 2020


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Date Posted: December 29, 2020


Air Permitting Training Sessions Scheduled Jan. 12, 19, 26
Date Posted: December 29, 2020


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Date Posted: December 28, 2020


The DOL Releases Guidance Regarding the Newly Signed COVID-19 Relief Bill
Date Posted: December 28, 2020

HB 65 waives state income taxes on unemployment benefits for 2020

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Monday signed House Bill 65, which provides unemployment tax relief for Delawareans and businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The legislation – sponsored by Representative Ed Osienski and Senator Jack Walsh – waives 2020 state income tax on unemployment benefits collected by Delawareans who lost a job or income over the course of the year.

Click here to watch the virtual bill signing.

Click here for important information for tax filers taking the 2020 unemployment benefit exemption.  

“This past year, we significantly expanded unemployment benefits to support Delawareans and businesses most affected by the COVID-19 crisis. We shouldn’t then turn around and tax them on that income,” said Governor Carney. “Thank you to Representative Osienski, Senator Walsh and all members of the General Assembly for helping make this legislation a priority.”

“Thousands of hard-working Delawareans have lost their jobs during the past year through no fault of their own, putting them in a difficult position at one of the worst times possible. We owe it to those impacted by the pandemic to take whatever action we can to ease their burden,” said Representative Ed Osienski, D-Brookside, the lead sponsor of the bill. “Exempting the unemployment benefits that have been a lifeline to so many families will mean that they aren’t blindsided when they file their state taxes this year, keeping a little more money in their pockets. We’re also taking steps to protect businesses so they aren’t penalized with higher taxes during the pandemic, which hopefully will help them keep their doors open.”

“Taxes are quickly coming due for thousands of Delawareans who have made less, had fewer opportunities, and been put out of work by the pandemic,” said Senator Jack Walsh, D-Stanton, the lead Senate sponsor of the bill. “In a tax year defined by unemployment and shuttered businesses, it’s on all of us in state government to extend relief that is straightforward, effective, and gets where it needs to go on time. This bill does that, both for our small businesses and for the tens of thousands of workers who filed for unemployment last year. I am proud to have worked on this legislation and I thank the Governor for signing it in time to do the most good.”

Watch the virtual bill signing on Facebook, YouTube, and Livestream.

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HB 65 waives state income taxes on unemployment benefits for 2020

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Monday signed House Bill 65, which provides unemployment tax relief for Delawareans and businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The legislation – sponsored by Representative Ed Osienski and Senator Jack Walsh – waives 2020 state income tax on unemployment benefits collected by Delawareans who lost a job or income over the course of the year.

Click here to watch the virtual bill signing.

Click here for important information for tax filers taking the 2020 unemployment benefit exemption.  

“This past year, we significantly expanded unemployment benefits to support Delawareans and businesses most affected by the COVID-19 crisis. We shouldn’t then turn around and tax them on that income,” said Governor Carney. “Thank you to Representative Osienski, Senator Walsh and all members of the General Assembly for helping make this legislation a priority.”

“Thousands of hard-working Delawareans have lost their jobs during the past year through no fault of their own, putting them in a difficult position at one of the worst times possible. We owe it to those impacted by the pandemic to take whatever action we can to ease their burden,” said Representative Ed Osienski, D-Brookside, the lead sponsor of the bill. “Exempting the unemployment benefits that have been a lifeline to so many families will mean that they aren’t blindsided when they file their state taxes this year, keeping a little more money in their pockets. We’re also taking steps to protect businesses so they aren’t penalized with higher taxes during the pandemic, which hopefully will help them keep their doors open.”

“Taxes are quickly coming due for thousands of Delawareans who have made less, had fewer opportunities, and been put out of work by the pandemic,” said Senator Jack Walsh, D-Stanton, the lead Senate sponsor of the bill. “In a tax year defined by unemployment and shuttered businesses, it’s on all of us in state government to extend relief that is straightforward, effective, and gets where it needs to go on time. This bill does that, both for our small businesses and for the tens of thousands of workers who filed for unemployment last year. I am proud to have worked on this legislation and I thank the Governor for signing it in time to do the most good.”

Watch the virtual bill signing on Facebook, YouTube, and Livestream.

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