Del. Lawmakers Fast-Track Bond Authority for Community College - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Del. Lawmakers Fast-Track Bond Authority for Community College

Posted: Updated:

DOVER, Del. (AP)- After putting the brakes on controversial legislation to impose a statewide property tax to benefit Delaware's community college system, Democratic lawmakers are trying to ram through an alternative plan to achieve the same goal through the legislative budget process.

The proposal was unveiled Wednesday and scheduled for a Senate floor vote Thursday, without a committee hearing.

The bill gives trustees of Delaware Technical and Community College the authority to issue bonds to finance capital improvements, land acquisition, equipment and educational technology.

The bonds would be paid off by a new infrastructure fund bankrolled not by an unprecedented statewide property tax, but by an annual earmark from the legislature's capital budget committee.

The new line item would equal 10 percent of capital funding for public schools in the prior year's budget.

  • Education NewsMore>>

  • First Day of School for Capital School District

    First Day of School for Capital School District

    Thursday, August 22 2019 6:30 PM EDT2019-08-22 22:30:57 GMT
    Friday, August 23 2019 7:12 AM EDT2019-08-23 11:12:39 GMT
    Students wait for buses outside of Towne Point Elementary School in Dover.Students wait for buses outside of Towne Point Elementary School in Dover.
    Students wait for buses outside of Towne Point Elementary School in Dover.Students wait for buses outside of Towne Point Elementary School in Dover.
    Thousands of students in Kent County returned to school on Thursday for the first day of classes in the Capital School District.More
    Thousands of students in Kent County returned to school on Thursday for the first day of classes in the Capital School District.

    More
  • Freshman Move-in Day at Salisbury University

    Freshman Move-in Day at Salisbury University

    Thursday, August 22 2019 5:14 PM EDT2019-08-22 21:14:47 GMT
    Friday, August 23 2019 7:10 AM EDT2019-08-23 11:10:14 GMT
    Approximately 1,200 new Salisbury University freshmen made their way to campus with their families, to settle down ahead of the upcoming school year.More
    Approximately 1,200 new Salisbury University freshmen made their way to campus with their families, to settle down ahead of the upcoming school year. 
    More
  • Travel Advisory Issued for Salisbury University's Move-In Day

    Travel Advisory Issued for Salisbury University's Move-In Day

    Thursday, August 22 2019 7:09 AM EDT2019-08-22 11:09:41 GMT
    Thursday, August 22 2019 7:52 AM EDT2019-08-22 11:52:30 GMT
    Salisbury University Police issued a traffic advisory near the school as students and parents come to campus Thursday for the annual Move-In Day.More
    Salisbury University Police issued a traffic advisory near the school as students and parents come to campus Thursday for the annual Move-In Day.More
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Man Found Dead on Boat in Millsboro

    Man Found Dead on Boat in Millsboro

    Saturday, August 24 2019 6:11 PM EDT2019-08-24 22:11:44 GMT
    Saturday, August 24 2019 6:11 PM EDT2019-08-24 22:11:44 GMT
    (Photo: MGN Online)(Photo: MGN Online)
    (Photo: MGN Online)(Photo: MGN Online)
    The Delaware State Police and the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife are investigating the death of man in Millsboro on Saturday.More
    The Delaware State Police and the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife are investigating the death of man in Millsboro on Saturday.More
  • Troopers Say Barricaded Dover Man Surrenders Without Incident

    Troopers Say Barricaded Dover Man Surrenders Without Incident

    Saturday, August 24 2019 6:27 PM EDT2019-08-24 22:27:41 GMT
    Saturday, August 24 2019 6:27 PM EDT2019-08-24 22:27:41 GMT
    Photo: Delaware State PolicePhoto: Delaware State Police
    Photo: Delaware State PolicePhoto: Delaware State Police
    Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate an incident in which an armed Dover man barricaded himself inside his home Saturday morning.More
    Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate an incident in which an armed Dover man barricaded himself inside his home Saturday morning.More
  • DSP Announce Additional Charges in Laurel RV Fraud Scheme

    DSP Announce Additional Charges in Laurel RV Fraud Scheme

    Saturday, August 24 2019 3:50 AM EDT2019-08-24 07:50:35 GMT
    Saturday, August 24 2019 7:21 AM EDT2019-08-24 11:21:44 GMT
    Authorities say a Salisbury man is facing additional charges in connection with a fraud scheme that involved the buying and selling of motor homes and travel trailers.More
    Authorities say a Salisbury man is facing additional charges in connection with a fraud scheme that involved the buying and selling of motor homes and travel trailers.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices