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Strike Three for Redistricting Reform

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Republicans on the House Privileges and Elections subcommittee on Elections today killed the session’s lone remaining redistricting reform measure, Sen. Creigh Deeds’ SB38 (previous House versions, HB339 and HB1070 died last month). Del. John O’Bannon made the motion to pass by indefinitely, and was joined by Dels. Chris Jones and Terrie Suit:

Shortly after, an attempt from Del. Jim Scott to revive the bill in full committee failed when the chair, Del. Mark Cole, abruptly adjourned without a motion and rushed his fellow Republicans off to caucus before a recorded vote could be taken:

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Written by assemblyaccess

February 15, 2008 at 10:44 am

Posted in Audio, Video

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  1. That’s so disgusting. I mean it’s one thing for my delegate, Terrie Suit, to herself harbor opposition to any bipartisan redistricting plan. And she does. She hasn’t been shy about her opposition. But who the *F* is she to be one of just 3 likewise arrogant legislators to kill in a frickin’ subcommittee a good and honest bill, that not only was thoroughly vetted and worked over by numerous outside advocacy groups but also passed twice (also in 2007) through the Senate. Who died and made her queen of Republican-above-all even-if-it-hurts-Virginians? There’s also a level of respect that must be awarded certain types of bills and this was definitely one that deserved to be at least heard in the frickin’ full House committee. So I guess now Terrie Suit can strumpet her Republican ass up and down the Halls as being the sandbox bully who killed that silly little Democrat bill. Grrrrr……. Damn this makes me made!

    eileen

    February 15, 2008 at 11:40 am

  2. […] UPDATE2: Check out the video and audio on this on Assembly Access. […]

  3. Post a picture of Mark Cole’s district (88th); I think that would make a nice point. :)

    Timothy Watson

    February 15, 2008 at 6:00 pm

  4. […] Powell felt that time could have been better spent on redistricting reform, closing the gun show loophole, or immediate property tax relief, all of which received cursory (if […]


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