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DOVER, Del. (AP) - House lawmakers are set to vote on a bill establishing a new legislative committee to review grant applications from nonprofit organizations, community groups and volunteer fire companies.

The grants package is one of three annual budget bills passed by lawmakers and amounts to tens of millions of dollars, but the money has come with little scrutiny as to how it is spent.

The bill to be considered Thursday is aimed at increasing the accountability of grant recipients.


DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state Senate is set to vote on one of a series of bills aimed at providing more money to politically powerful volunteer fire companies who say their ambulance services are losing money.

The bill to be voted on Thursday mandates that every individual health insurance policy or plan issued in the state after July 1 must include coverage of not less than the cost of every ambulance run and associated basic life support services provided by a volunteer ambulance company.