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May 30th, 2017

For Immediate Release For More Information Contact: Kim Stevenson, communications Kim.Stevenson@state.de.us 302-744-4293 Saving the Transportation Trust Fund The “Lock Box” is finally in place to protect Delaware’s Transportation Trust Fund, a goal Senator Greg Lavelle has worked to achieve for almost four years. With SB 20 passing the House on May 18, a Constitutional Amendment…
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August 12th, 2016

Senator Greg Lavelle (R-Sharpley) is again calling for reform to the Delaware Compensation Commission (DCC) and donating a legislative pay increase to a number of charities in Delaware. This is the 12th year Lavelle has done so, taking the total to more than $40,000 contributed in that time. He does this to support local charities,…
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June 13th, 2016

Senate Republicans Propose Funding For Clean Water Projects Tax-free option uses millions in available funds from Sustainable Energy Utility & DNREC Dover, DE – Senators Greg Lavelle (R-Sharpley) and Bryant Richardson (R-Laurel) today proposed a tax-free alternative to funding water projects identified by the Clean Water & Flood Abatement Task Force. “We’re all in agreement…
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April 21st, 2016

Senate Democrats Block Supreme Court Resolution on Party-Line Vote Good Government Bill Shut Down on Senate Floor Dover, DE – Senate Republicans today attempted to seek clarification from Delaware’s Supreme Court on recent appropriation decisions made by the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee, only to be shut down by the chamber’s Democrats on a 11-9 party…
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April 14th, 2016

Resolution Introduced To Clarify JFC Powers Legislators Seek Opinion Of State Supreme Court on Spending Dover, DE – Legislators in the General Assembly will introduce a Joint Resolution today requesting the opinion of the Delaware Supreme Court on actions recently taken by the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee and the Attorney General to spend the Bank…
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February 19th, 2016

Senate Republicans Applaud DowDuPont Agriculture Announcement Fantastic Opportunity Created By Choosing Delaware DOVER, DE – Members of the Delaware Senate Republican Caucus today applauded Dow and DuPont for choosing Delaware as the headquarters for the anticipated agriculture company spinoff from the proposed merger of the two companies. Dow and DuPont previously announced that the specialty…
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February 4th, 2016

WILMINGTON, DE – In the wake of news reports from across the country concerning water quality, State Senator Greg Lavelle (R-Sharpley) today asked DNREC Secretary David Small and Public Service Commission Chairman Dallas Winslow for information about the state’s review of drinking water supplies. “The events unfolding in Flint, Michigan have brought national attention to…
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December 29th, 2015

WILMINGTON, DE – Citing reports of a reduction of as many as 1,700 jobs as a result of the Du Pont/Dow Chemical merger, State Sen. Greg Lavelle (R-Sharpley) today called for a renewed effort to make Delaware the most business-friendly state in the nation. “This is very difficult news for many families in the 4th…
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December 10th, 2015

Theft of Public Funds Should Be Exhaustively Investigated Dover, DE — Sen. Greg Lavelle (R-Sharpley) today called for further investigation and possible prosecution of the former leadership of the Family Foundations Charter School, following the report issued December 9th by State Auditor Tom Wagner. “These appear to be egregious uses of taxpayer dollars,” said Sen….
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December 4th, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information, Contact: David Burris, Chief of Staff, Senate Republican Caucus David.Burris@state.de.us 302-744-4161 Republican Leaders Question Joint Finance Committee Action Senators: Appropriating money without legislative approval ‘out of bounds’ Dover, DE – The General Assembly’s Republican leaders today publicly questioned actions taken by the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee on Wednesday, December…
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August 25th, 2015

DOVER – For the 11th consecutive year, State Senator Greg Lavelle (R-Sharpley) is donating his legislative pay raise to a number of Delaware charities. Since 2005, when state legislators received a salary increase without having to cast a vote for it, Sen. Lavelle has contributed almost $40,000. “I am happy to again make modest contributions…
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May 15th, 2015

For Immediate Release:  Thursday, May 14, 2015 For More Information:  Joe Fulgham, 302-744-4184 As House Democrats pushed through a bill hiking 14 vehicle-related fees, General Assembly Republicans are advocating for a bipartisan, holistic approach to solving the state’s transportation funding challenges. House Bill 140, which would impose $24 million in additional annual costs on Delaware…
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May 2nd, 2015

Delaware has a shipping port, rail lines, a low-cost natural gas supply system, an educated workforce and even empty factories. We should have manufacturers beating down our door, yet they aren’t. Why? In fact, in the last two decades we have lost almost 23,000 manufacturing jobs – good paying, great benefits, settle-down-and-take-care-of-your-family kind of jobs….
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April 7th, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             April 7, 2015 Contact: Bill Cook – 302-744-4161 Sen. Lavelle Bill Aimed At Creating Manufacturing Jobs DOVER – In an effort to revitalize Delaware’s manufacturing industry, Sen. Greg Lavelle (R-Sharpley) has re-introduced legislation to create right-to-work zones in Delaware. Nearly half of U.S. states have right-to-work laws, stipulating that workers cannot be…
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January 28th, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2015 Contact: Bill Cook – 302-744-4161 Leading Republican Lawmaker Proposes Repealing Delaware Estate Tax DOVER – The State Senate’s Republican Leader has introduced legislation to permanently abolish Delaware’s estate tax. Sen. Gary Simpson (R-Milford) said Wednesday that the tax, also known as the death tax, is causing the wealthy to…
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January 12th, 2015

Dear Friends and Neighbors, As the 148th General Assembly returns on Tuesday, I continue to appreciate the opportunity to serve as your State Senator. In honor of the new year, I have provided some reflections below. Happy New Year! Perhaps it is my age, but I’ve come to view New Year Resolutions not as admission…
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December 16th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bill Cook – 302-744-4161 DOVER – Senate Republican leaders released the following statements today after Senate lawmakers approved the rules of the Delaware State Senate for the 148th General Assembly. Members of the Senate GOP Caucus voted unanimously to approve the rules with the understanding that a new set of rules…
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November 14th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bill Cook – 302-744-4161 DOVER – Delaware State Senate Republican leadership remains unchanged, with Leader Gary Simpson (R-Milford) and Whip Greg Lavelle (R-Sharpley) staying in their positions. Senate GOP Caucus members made their selections Friday morning at a meeting in Legislative Hall. Sen. Simpson has served as Republican Leader for the…
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November 4th, 2014

I am appreciative and humbled by the positive response from the residents of the 4th Senate District. I would like to thank my family, numerous volunteers, and supporters for all their help. I would especially like to thank my wife, Ruth, and children, Kylie and Matthew, for their support and help during the campaign and…
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October 23rd, 2014

The Department of Transportation is advising motorists that as the I-95/U.S. Route 202 Interchange Project nears completion, there will be a series of both nighttime and weekend closures over the next few weeks during final stages of milling and repaving. DelDOT strongly recommends that all non-local (through) traffic utilize I-495 in lieu of I-95 during…
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October 7th, 2014

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August 28th, 2014

10-Year Total Eclipses $35,000 DOVER – For the 10th consecutive year, State Senator Greg Lavelle (R-Sharpley) is donating his legislative pay raise to Delaware charities. Since 2005, when state legislators received a salary increase without having to cast a vote for it, Sen. Lavelle has contributed more than $35,000. “This is really about the charities…
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May 8th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 8, 2014 Contacts: Bill Cook – State Senate, 302-744-4161,  Bill.Cook@state.de.us Joe Fulgham – House of Representatives, 302-744-4184,  Joseph.Fulgham@state.de.us Bill Would Let ‘The People’ Fill Lt. Gov. Vacancy DOVER – Delaware State Senate and House Republican leaders said today they are introducing legislation to require any vacancy in the lieutenant governor’s…
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April 22nd, 2014

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 For More Information, Contact: Joe Fulgham, 302-744-4184 (copy of bill attached) In an effort to revitalize Delaware’s manufacturing industry, state Senate and House Republican leaders today announced legislation to create “right-to-work” zones in Delaware. Nearly half of U.S. states have right-to-work laws, stipulating that workers cannot be forced…
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April 18th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2014 Contact: Bill Cook – 302-744-4161 Bill Would Ban Commissions On Escheat Collections Measure Sponsored By Senate GOP Leaders Would Save Delaware Taxpayers Millions Of Dollars Senate Republican leaders today announced plans to introduce legislation intended to disallow commission-based contracting for escheat. Escheat is the legal process by which abandoned…
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February 26th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26, 2014 Contact: Dave Skocik: (302) 736-8500 cell State Senator Greg Lavelle Boosts Korean War Veterans Memorial DOVER – Delaware — Delaware Senator Greg Lavelle (R-4th District, Wilmington) made a surprise presentation to Paul Davis, president of the State Council, Vietnam Veterans of America, at the annual Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association…
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January 8th, 2014

For Immediate Release:                       January 8, 2014 For More Information, Contact:            Stephanie Mantegna, 302-577-8515,  Bill Cook, 302-744-4161 Two General Assembly leaders are calling for changes to a task force currently reviewing Delaware’s election laws so the group can credibly craft needed campaign finance reforms. State House Minority Whip Deborah Hudson, R-Fairthorne, who is a member of…
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December 19th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             December 19, 2013 Contacts:     Bill Cook – State Senate, 302-744-4161                        Bill.Cook@state.de.us                        Joe Fulgham – House of Representatives, 302-744-4184                        Joseph.Fulgham@state.de.us GOP Leaders Spearhead Effort To Create Right-To-Work Zones DOVER – In an effort to revitalize a manufacturing base that has lost 14 percent of its jobs since 2009, State Senate…
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November 5th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                              November 5, 2013 Contact: Bill Cook – 302-744-4161 GOP Leaders Call For Treasurer To Get His Office In Order DOVER – Senate Republican leaders want the state’s treasurer to make an honest and immediate effort to get his office records in order. In a letter sent today to State Treasurer Chip Flowers,…
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October 23rd, 2013

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It’s a busy time in our district! A ceremony is planned this Saturday for the grand opening of the Claymont Public Library. Congratulations to everyone who made that possible. There are also Halloween events scheduled in Hockessin and the Wilmington Riverfront. All of the details are below. In addition, please see…
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October 9th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2013 Contact: Bill Cook – 302-744-4161 Delaware’s overall economic health ranks near the bottom of the country according to a report released this week by Bloomberg. The Bloomberg Economic Evaluation of States ranked Delaware 46th when comparing the growth rates of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. To…
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September 13th, 2013

Wilmington News Journal Opinion Written by Gregory F. Lavelle Labor Day has passed and the summer of 2013 is an approaching memory. Back to school; back to work; back to reality. The next reality check for Delaware’s government and the strength of our economy will be Monday when DEFAC’s financial forecast report is released. This…
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August 27th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 27, 2013 Contact: Bill Cook – 302-744-4161 Sen. Lavelle Again Donates Pay Raise To Charity; 9-Year Total Approaches $35,000 Calls For Reform Of System By Which Delaware Lawmakers Receive Salary Hikes DOVER – For the ninth consecutive year, State Senator Greg Lavelle (R-Sharpley) is donating his legislative pay raise to Delaware…
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July 31st, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 31, 2013 Contact: Bill Cook – 302-744-4161 Senators Urge Colleagues To Read New Planned Parenthood Testimony WILMINGTON – Sens. Greg Lavelle (R-Sharpley) and Colin Bonini (R-Dover South) are encouraging fellow lawmakers to take a serious look at new testimony heard Tuesday at a second public hearing concerning alleged patient mistreatment at…
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June 27th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2013 Contact: Bill Cook – 302-744-4161 Senate GOP: Last-Minute Bills Have No Place On Floor DOVER – Senate Republicans are reaching across the aisle for help in doing away with the practice of suspending rules on the Senate floor to vote on legislation that has not followed the normal Senate…
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May 31st, 2013

From the News Journal (click to view NJ video and photos) Read the full testimony: Jayne Mitchell-Wehrbrich, RN, Testimony on May 29 before Delaware Senate Hearing Joyce Vasikonis Testimony, RN, Testimony on May 29 before Delaware Senate Hearing Please contact Senator Lavelle at 302-744-4197 if you have concerns regarding your experience and treatment as a patient…
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May 21st, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 21, 2013 Contact: Bill Cook – 302-744-4161 DOVER – The desk-drawer veto is alive and well in the Delaware State Senate. It just goes by a different name these days, Senate Republican leaders say, citing an analysis of data from the current legislative session. The facts show a startling disparity between…
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March 28th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2013 Contact: Bill Cook – 302-744-4161 Senate Republicans Say Tax Bills Result Of Inefficient Budgeting DOVER – Senate Republicans say a package of tax increases passed today in the Senate unfairly puts the burden on hard-working Delawareans and businesses to pay for wasteful state spending. The four bills, which were…
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March 28th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2013 Contact: Bill Cook – 302-744-4161 Senator Lavelle Issues Statement Regarding Schwartzkopf Comments DOVER – Senate Republican Whip Greg Lavelle says facts in the News Journal attributed to Democratic Speaker of the House Pete Schwartzkopf regarding Republican support for a “double-dipping” bill in the 146th General Assembly are untrue. The…
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March 27th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2013 Contacts: Stephanie Mantegna, House of Representatives, 302-577-8515, Stephanie.Mantegna@state.de.us; Joe Fulgham, House of Representatives, 302-744-4184, Joseph.Fulgham@state.de.us; or Bill Cook, State Senate, 302-744-4161, Bill.Cook@state.de.us HOUSE AND SENATE REPUBLICAN MEMBERS PROPOSE A PUBLIC POLICY PLAN TO CREATE GREATER TRANSPARENCY WITHIN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY Delivering on a promise made last fall, House and…
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March 11th, 2013

Citing conflicts with Delaware Code limitations on municipalities imposing their own firearms bans, State Senator Greg Lavelle (R-Sharpley) on Monday criticized the Wilmington City Council’s efforts to pass mandatory gun registration and other radical gun control measures. “The Libertarian Party of Delaware applauds Senator Lavelle for standing firm on 2nd Amendment rights,” said Scott Gesty,…
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December 11th, 2012

Contacts:  Bill Cook, Senate, 302-744-4161; Stephanie Mantegna, House of Representatives, 302-577-8515 DOVER – House and Senate Republicans are urging the Delaware Compensation Commission to forego recommending raises for state lawmakers this year. The commission is in the process of reviewing the base salaries of legislators, judges and top officials in the executive branch. Every four…
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November 1st, 2012

Greg Lavelle is for all of Delaware, not a political party. First and foremost Greg Lavelle is a Delawarean. He and his six siblings were born and raised in Delaware. His father was a well respected pediatric dentist for more than 50 years. Greg graduated from Brandywine High School and attended the University of Delaware….
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November 1st, 2012

As a 40-year resident of the Claymont community, I did not know Greg Lavelle when he became our state representative in 2002. He had a good background as a former civic association president, who had also been active in Council of Civic Organizations of Brandywine Hundred for a number of years before being elected. We…
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October 26th, 2012

Having served as the McDaniel Crest Civic Association President for almost a decade, I truly value those of our elected officials who take the time to help the community. There are some elected officials who only seem to reach out to help the community during an election year. Then there are those who make themselves…
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October 26th, 2012

For over 20 years, Greg Lavelle has been a neighbor and a friend. Greg’s service to our community began long before he ran for elective office when he volunte ered to serve as a Board member and President of the Sharpley Civic Association. He continues to serve on our Board, taking an active role in…
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October 8th, 2012

Following the disclosure of yet another controversy involving the Department of Correction (DOC), State House Minority Leader Greg Lavelle, R-Sharpley, and State Rep. Deborah Hudson, R-Fairthorne, are urging Gov. Jack Markell to replace Correction Commissioner Carl Danberg. The latest in a string scandals sparking Reps. Lavelle’s and Hudson’s call to action is a complaint filed…
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October 5th, 2012

Not about the party, it’s about the person I never had an interest in local politics or politicians until I met Greg Lavelle. I served on our Civic Association’s Board of Directors for over 10 years and during that time Greg was our state representative. He was responsive, engaged and always available. He’s a man…
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September 10th, 2012

State Representatives Greg Lavelle (R-Sharley) and Deborah Hudson (R-Fairthorne) today officially requested that Delaware’s U.S. Attorney investigate the questionable practices and subpar record-keeping by the Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) for its day-labor program in Sussex County. Reps. Lavelle and Hudson – who have previously called on the Delaware Departments of Justice, Finance and Labor…
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August 27th, 2012

Written by Rep. Greg Lavelle Rep. Deborah Hudson Investigations into the Department of Correction’s (DOC) suspect operation of an inmate labor program continue, but follow an all-too-familiar pattern. Problems associated with the DOC’s Day Labor Program, administered by the Sussex Community Corrections Center (SCCC), came to light in June when DOC Commissioner Carl Danberg conceded…
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