DOVER, Del. (AP)- A bill that would end Delaware's bottle deposit program and establish a statewide universal recycling program has stalled in the state House amid questions from minority Republicans.
The bill won easy passage in the Senate last week but was pulled from the House agenda on Thursday after Republicans said they had questions about the bill and the speed with which it has moved through the legislature.
Because the bill would establish a new fee, it requires a three-fifths vote, meaning majority Democrats must woo at least one Republican to their side.
The vote was called off after Republican minority leader Richard Cathcart met with Democratic Gov. Jack Markell, who made universal recycling part of his legislative agenda this year.