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The former Delaware Chief Medical Examiner may have been fired and  subject to a criminal investigation but Richard Callery has been paid nearly $75-thousand in for unused vacation and sick time.

That, reports the Wilmington News Journal, is according to Delaware payroll documents.

Since his suspension in February, the paper says, he has garnered nearly $185-thousand.

State officials say that Callery did not properly supervise the state drug lab where evidence disappeared.

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Former Attorney General Beau Biden’s retreat from public appearances has raised speculation about whether he will actually take a shot at Delaware’s governorship.

Aides to Biden told the Wilmington News Journal that he still intends on running for government next year.

But Delaware Democrat declined to comment on his own.

In addition, Biden also declined requests from the paper to discuss his new job at a Wilmington law firm managed by top Democratic donor Stuart Grant.

His health has also been part of the speculation.

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Delaware State Treasurer Chip Flowers is coming under attack from Delaware Republicans, who called his office “out of control.”

Senate Minority Leader Gary Simpson and Minority Whip Greg Lavelle said they were reacting to a story in the Wilmington News Journal that quoted Flowers as saying that financial records in his office are in disarray or missing.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Two state lawmakers are hosting a hearing this week related to problems uncovered recently at a Planned Parenthood clinic that performs abortions in Wilmington.

Republican Senate Minority Leader Greg Lavelle and Democratic state Rep. Gerald Brady will hold the hearing Tuesday at the Chase Center on the Riverfront.

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If you want to find out how a Delaware State Senator voted on an issue in committee you might not know much even after the panel adjourns.

That’s the complaint from Phil Drew who is active in Republican politics and lives near Bethany Beach.

He says that there are no ayes and nays.

Instead the measure is sent around for signatures of those who want to release it to the full Senate.

And, that, Drew told the Wilmington News Journal results in lawmakers not being held accountable.

State senator Greg Lavelle seconds that view.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Incumbent Republican lawmakers and candidates for legislative seats are unveiling an agenda for improving state government and Delaware's economy.

State GOP chairman John Sigler joined fellow Republicans on Thursday to announce the 15-point "Making Delaware First Again" agenda.

Delaware State Attorney General Beau Biden is going to wait for an internal probe by the Delaware Department of Correction into an inmate day-labor program that was abruptly shut down in Sussex County.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that outraged Republican state representatives Greg Lavelle and Deborah Hudson who called for an independent investigation.

John Fluharty, executive director of the state Republican Party, charged that the Democrats were “clearly kicking the can down the road hoping nobody will be held accountable until after the election.” 

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers are asking Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden to investigate whether an inmate work program violated state law.

Reps. Greg Lavelle and Deborah Hudson wrote to Biden on Thursday expressing concerns about a day labor program in Sussex County.

The letter was sent after the U.S. Attorney for Delaware declined a similar request by state GOP Chairman John Sigler for an investigation, saying Sigler should contact the FBI with any concerns.

DOVER, Del. (AP) - House minority leader Greg Lavelle has launched a state Senate bid.

Calling himself an independent reformer and advocate of open, accountable government, the Wilmington Republican announced his campaign for the Fourth Senate District in a telephone town hall meeting with district residents Monday night.

Lavelle was elected to the House in 2000. He opted to run for Senate after Democrats who control both chambers of the legislature passed a redistricting plan last year that left him in the same House district as fellow GOP incumbent Deborah Hudson.

 

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - Members of the board overseeing Delaware's Sustainable Energy Utility are meeting amid heightened public scrutiny of the energy efficiency program.

The SEU oversight panel was scheduled to meet Friday morning at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control offices in New Castle.

Lawmakers voted in 2008 to establish the oversight board to help promote energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies in Delaware.