Daily Archives: June 3, 2014

Go for it Tom Gordon re: County buying GM plant! And keep Markell away from any dealings! PLEASE

New Castle County to make offer on Boxwood plant Adam Taylor and Aaron Nathans

New Castle County wants to buy the old General Motors plant on Boxwood Road near Newport for $9 million and sell it to a company that manufactures something other than automobiles, county officials said Tuesday.

“We’re looking for manufacturing, but not an automotive company,” Councilman George Smiley said. “Quite honestly, I think that bus has left the terminal.”

County Executive Tom Gordon said an offer by the county will be made soon.

“I would like to buy it and make something happen there,” Gordon said. “I think we could get a buyer there. We want some sort of manufacturing, because we have too many big-box stores here. We need real jobs that pay real money.”

Delaware: Support women’s rights by supporting HS 1/HB#319 re: Midwifery

47th General Assembly
HS 1 for HB 319

Primary Sponsor:

Baumbach

Additional Sponsor(s):    Sen. McDowell & Sen. Peterson

CoSponsors:

Reps. Bennett, Bolden, Kenton, Kowalko, Mulrooney, Osienski, Outten, Paradee, Potter, B. Short, D. Short, K. Williams; Sens. Bushweller, Lopez, Townsend

Introduced on :

06/03/2014

Long Title:

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 16 AND 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING OF MIDWIFERY.

Synopsis of Orginal Bill:

(without Amendments)

As existing law has failed to make licensed midwifery services available to Delaware mothers who do not belong to very specific religious sects, a public process was followed in 2013-2014 to identify a better system, incorporating both Delaware systems, and other states’ best practices for midwifery licensure. This public process included a broad cross-section of interested stakeholders.

This bill establishes a Midwifery Advisory Council, which reports to the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline. The Council is responsible for 1) procedures for the issuance of a midwife license, 2) license renewal process, 3) apprentice midwife permit requirements, 4) standards for education and apprentice training programs, 4) continuing education requirements for licensed non-nurse midwives, and 5) practice standards for licensed non-nurse midwives. Practice standards include many areas which will be developed by the Council through a public process. The Council is also responsible for considering, and recommending to the Board the suspension and revocation of midwifery licenses.

There are several requirements to be licensed as a Delaware midwife, one of which is holding at least one of the following two national midwife credentials: CPM, Certified Professional Midwife, and CM, a Certified Midwife. Note that Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) are already regulated in the Delaware Code.

Section 2 of the bill requires that when a birth is planned to occur outside of an institution, this fact will be noted when the birth is reported to the State.

Current Status:

House Health & Human Development Committee   On   06/03/2014

Folks support for this legislation is a no-brainer 

Delaware SB#206 House Votes are in and look who opposes traditional public schools with their NO votes

This bill requires the Department of Education to promulgate regulations to further define the meaning and process for consideration of impact in the charter school application review process, to be considered and approved by the State Board no later than its October 2014 meeting. It also clarifies the conditions that an authorizer may place on an approved application, and provides that the State Board of Education may place or modify conditions to address considerations of impact.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
147th General Assembly
Session 2 Day 29

SB 209 w/SA 1 Townsend Passed
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS. 

Date: 06/03/2014 05:16 PMPassed
Vote Type:SM 

Yes: 24

No: 13

Not Voting: 1

Absent: 3

Atkins

Y

J. Johnson

Y

Ramone

N

Barbieri

Y

Q. Johnson

Y

Scott

Y

Baumbach

Y

Keeley

Y

B. Short

Y

Bennett

Y

Kenton

N

D. Short

N

Blakey

N

Kowalko

Y

M. Smith

Y

Bolden

Y

Longhurst

Y

Smyk

A

Brady

A

Miro

N

Spiegelman

N

Briggs King

N

Mitchell

Y

Viola

Y

Carson

Y

Mulrooney

Y

Walker

A

Dukes

N

Osienski

Y

D.E. Williams

Y

Gray

N

Outten

N

K. Williams

Y

Heffernan

Y

Paradee

Y

Wilson

N

Hudson

N

Peterman

N

Schwartzkopf

Y

Jaques

X

Potter

Y

Yep that’s right ! Those legislators voting NO signifies they oppose traditional public schools and keeps the state board hands tied behind their backs!

The NO voters also shot this down!

Whenever approval of a charter school requires the assent of the State Board, as set forth in subsection (c) of this section, the State Board may, in addition to approving or disapproving the recommendation of the Secretary, place or modify conditions on the approval to address considerations of impact, consistent with the requirements of subsection (b)(4) of this section. 

This bill is not counter charter but is meant to required an impact study on new charter school application and expansion request may have on traditional and other charter schools.