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We believe that personal accountability and responsibility is preferrable to "free" healthcare
 
 
 
 
 

 

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IT WAS UNBLEIVEABLE!!!  THE SOUND SYSTEM WORKED GREAT, THE SONGS I PICKED WERE PERFECT. YOUR FLYERS WORKED GOOD, BOB STEEL WAS SO GOOD. THE CROUD WAS  UP BEAT. EVERYTHING WENT ON TIME!!!!  THE MEDIA WAS ALL OVER US !  WE MADE THE CROSS COUNTRY MEDIA FEED!! PEOPLE BOUGHT THINGS!  WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    Laurie 

 

 

 

 

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NEWS: Lawmakers, Governor Opposed to Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling
NEWS: Help for Needy Delaware School Students
NEWS BRIEF: Air Show in Dover This Weekend
NEWS BRIEF: Possible Wastewater Help for Small Communities

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Senate Bill 75 Signed
One Step Closer to Ending Human Trafficking 

 

Senate Bill 75, a bill that updates Delaware's human trafficking crime to prohibit the same acts that are included in the federal Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, was signed Tuesdayby Governor Carney. Senator Richardson, one of the sponsors, spoke briefly before the signing. 

"One of the positive results of the session was that three bills passed that will enable our state to push hard against those with some of the most evil intentions in our society. Those who would enslave others," said Senator Richardson at the signing, mentioning HB 35, requiring licensing of massage parlors and HB 164, that creates the Human Trafficking Agency Coordinating Council. "Here is the message Governor Carney and our other legislators are sending to those engaged in the crime of human trafficking. Delaware is determined to stop your evil trade and to keep you from harming others."
 
Finally, before I turn this over to other legislators, I want to recognize my former legislative aide, Deanna Killen, and Yolanda Schlabach of Zoe Ministries for their work in preparing the bill and my current aide, Dawn Hopkins, for helping prepare for today's signing.
 

Senate Bill 75

 

 Dear Legislator,

On behalf of the Advisory Board for the Sussex County Republican Executive Committee I congratulate you and your colleagues for an outstanding Legislative session.  Your leadership has inspired ALL Republicans and helps define the principles of our party.

The Sussex County Republican Executive Committee will honor our GOP legislature at its General meeting on October 9th.  The meeting will be held at the Cheer Senior Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd, Georgetown, DE 19947

You and your colleagues are all invited to this free event as a rally to kick off the election campaign for 2018.

As you may know, Governor Carney and the Democrats are targeting Sussex County and our Five Senators, nine State Representatives, five County Councilmen, and Four row officers.  All are GOP. 

We invite the attention and hope to use your accomplishments as an example of what Republicans can do when given the opportunity.



Billy Carroll
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OPINION:
 
Reflecting on the Session that Was
By State Rep. Danny Short
 
The first half of the 149th General Assembly has been one of the most difficult legislative sessions I have experienced. 
 
We started the year with a gap between projected state revenues and expenditures of approximately $400 million.  That estimate improved somewhat as we approached the end of the fiscal year, but state lawmakers still faced a $364 million shortfall at the end of June.
 
It was a session marked by tragedy, with line-of-duty deaths of Correctional Officer Lt. Steven Floyd and Delaware State Police Corporal Stephen J. Ballard.
 
And it was a session of polarizing partisanship, which continues even after General Assembly Republicans and Democrats were able to hammer out a compromise balanced budget.
 
In their e-newsletter published days after the new budget was signed into law, House Democrats continued to take shots at their Republican counterparts.  One item begins with the flagrantly false statement:  "During budget negotiations, House Democrats offered olive branches for every GOP demand, only to have them kicked aside."
 
State House Minority Leader Danny Short
I was part of those negotiations and the discussion always began with the Democrats' insistence on a Personal Income Tax hike and eliminating filers' ability to make personal deductions.  House and Senate Republicans would then cite our desire to allow local governments and school districts to bid construction projects the same way the private sector does - without the state's prevailing wage mandate, which has been proven to add a minimum of 20-percent to the cost of public works contracts.  Because of their close political and monetary ties to organized labor, Democratic leaders would ignore any prevailing wage reform proposal saying it was "a non-starter."  Talks would end soon afterward.
 
In the same Democratic e-newsletter, House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach, said the $400 million revenue shortfall "presented us with an opportunity ... to fix our structural problems with our budget."
 
For the Democratic leaders in the negotiating room, "structural change" - as they defined it - always started and ended with hiking the Personal Income Tax and rewriting the code to eliminate the ability of taxpayers to deduct charitable contributions.  Had Democrats had their way, that latter initiative would have hurt nearly every non-profit organization in the state that relies on contributions to carry out their missions.
 
When negotiations failed to yield the tax hike they wanted, General Assembly Democrats resorted to sleazy tactics.  Waiting until nearly midnight, House Democrats on June 29th introduced a Grants-in-Aid Bill that included a Personal Income Tax increase.  The maneuver came just a day after House and Senate Democrats that control the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee choose to cut all funding for the annual Grants-in-Aid appropriation that provides state assistance to fire departments, senior centers, and dozens of non-profit community service organizations.
 
The Democratic action - which brazenly violated House Rules and public disclosure law - was a ham-handed attempt to leverage Republican support for the tax hike by linking it to the needed non-profit assistance.  The move failed when Republican legislators refused to knuckle under to the pressure and left the floor.
 
Now that we have reached a hard-fought consensus, and enacted a $36.4 million Grants-in-Aid bill, Democrats have been quick to congratulate themselves for solving the crisis they created.
 
General Assembly Democrats did sponsor some reform measures at the end of the session, which they appropriated from ideas Republican legislative leaders shared with the public weeks earlier.  House Joint Resolution 7 will establish a "health care spending benchmark" in an attempt to rein-in the unsustainable escalation of these costs.  House Joint Resolution 8 will examine Delaware's budgeting practices, including the possible creation of a "sustainment fund" to level out year-to-year fluctuations in state revenue and break the state out of its recent "boom and crisis" spending cycle.  House Concurrent Resolution 39 will explore consolidating Delaware's 19 public school districts.
 
The rancor of this year does not bode well for the second half of the 149th General Assembly in 2018.  Controversial high-profile issues, including reinstating capital punishment and legalizing the use of recreational marijuana, remain in the legislative pipeline and await action.  Other hot button proposals in the Delaware Democratic Party platform - like increasing Delaware's minimum wage to $15 an hour (despite a recent study that found it had counterproductive results in Seattle) - will likely be introduced after the New Year.
 
House and Senate Democrats will, no doubt, continue their polarizing political campaign against Republican state lawmakers, transparently attempting to set us up as targets of distraction and blame.  In the end, Democratic state officeholders will still find it impossible to evade their responsibility.
 
Democrats control the governor's office; the House of Representatives (25 to 16); the Senate (11 to 10); and the Joint Finance Committee (8 to 4).  Republican legislators have no ability to stop or amend any measure Democrats collectively wish to enact requiring a simple majority, which constitutes most of the bills filed in the legislature.
 
We will work with our Democratic colleagues when they choose to enact rational policies that are in the best interests of all citizens, but we will be outspoken critics when they place their political interests ahead of the welfare of average Delawareans.
 
 
 
 
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Urgent  From Senator Bryant Richardson
 
House Hearing on Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 5
 

Below is the talk I gave during the House Health & Human Development Committee hearing on May 17. Those testifying were limited to two minutes. I had to condense the talk I had prepared to fit into that time frame. 

 

Delaware is acting hastily and without regard to either the rights of the unborn or the safety of the mother that was addressed in the 2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision of Gonzales v. Carhart.

 

Senator Bryant Richardson

 

 

House Hearing talk of 5-16-17

State Senator Brian Townsend fast-tracked a bill through the Senate that he says brings Delaware’s code up to date on abortion rights. 

He points to the fact that Delaware’s 1953 law regarding abortion was rendered unconstitutional after the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. 

Delaware’s 1953 law limited abortion to the first  20 weeks of gestation. 

Townsend’s Senate Bill extends the time when abortions are allowed up to the point of “viability.” When does this occur? Here is what the bill says:

 

“Viability” means the point in a pregnancy when, in a physician’s good faith medical judgment based on the factors of a patient’s case, there is a reasonable likelihood of the fetus’s sustained survival outside the uterus without the application of extraordinary medical measures.

 

In many other circumstances we can trust the “physician’s good faith medical judgment,” and I have high regard for physicians in our local communities. 

But (as in any profession) not every single doctor is of high moral character. For example abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell of Philadelphia is serving life in prison for murdering infants who were born alive during abortion procedures.

Just three days after SB 5 passed in the Senate, Dr. Larry Glazerman of Planned Parenthood  botched an abortion, sending a young woman to the hospital.  Instead of calling an ambulance, the Planned Parenthood staff escorted the patient into a private vehicle for the trip to the emergency room.

Glazerman is the same abortionist who testified a week earlier on behalf of SB 5 saying that even if a woman carries a baby to term the fetus may still not be viable.

 

I believe legislators have a responsibility to set the parameters under which “good faith” and “not so good faith doctors” are accountable, so that those who do not act in good faith are not allowed to continue to practice and harm women.

The standard I suggest we adopt is the point at which the infant can experience pain. Recent studies reveal that this is at 20 weeks of gestation.

 

Supreme Court decisions since Roe v. Wade emphasize the rights of states to assure women are making "informed" decisions about abortion. Does anyone believe an abortionist is best qualified to assure these rights are being upheld? 

SB 5 is being fast-tracked through the legislative process as though the risks to women's rights were imminent. This is far from the truth. Our lawmakers are being coached by those who are profiting from abortions. They are saying to lawmakers that you should not be regulating us in any way.

     Responsible lawmakers should not allow themselves to be used.

 

Senator Robert Marshall said (and I agree) that there was no need to rush through such an important piece of legislation, that we should have been given time to carefully consider what was included in the bill before voting. His request was ignored.

The more I think about the testimony of Senator Townsend's witnesses on the floor of the Senate and during the hearing, the more upset I become. 

Among their misstatements are these two examples:

• The unborn does not feel pain until the 30th week of gestation. (I brought with me 60 studies that dispute that claim.)

• Abortions do not increase the risk of breast cancer. Extensive studies show otherwise.

Those who are so careless with the truth must not be trusted to make decisions that are in the best interests of women and the unborn. SB 5 allows those who profit from abortions to make decisions about when abortions may be allowed. 

 

We have to ask ourselves: When in the development of a human being can we no longer call abortion simply a medical procedure and call it what it is: infanticide? 

 

My hope is House members will see that SB 5 at the very least should be amended to protect women from unethical abortion practices and protect the unborn when they are capable of feeling pain.ee will

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