|From House Minority Leader Del. David Toscano (D):|
REDISTRICTING SPECIAL SESSION FALLS APART - DEMOCRATIC PLAN REMAINS BEFORE THE BODYAugust 20, 2015
lowkell :: Virginia House Democratic Leader Del. Toscano Summary of What Went Down on Monday
We believe that our map corrected the constitutional problems with the old map, but it is not likely to be considered by the House Privileges and Elections Committee or by the Senate. After the Senate adjourned on Monday, the House Privileges and Elections Committee, the group that would consider our bill, adjourned as well, interrupting a speaker in mid-presentation and calling a halt to the public hearing on redistricting which had brought citizens from throughout the Commonwealth to testify. The Democratic Plan remains before both the Senate and the House, but will not likely receive a vote. (Republicans in the Senate stated on Monday that they were not going to produce or consider a plan, one of the arguments used by the Senate in supporting its motion to adjourn.) The result will likely be that the federal court will draw new lines for the House of Representatives sometime after September 1, 2015.
Virginia House Democratic Leader Del. Toscano Summary of What Went Down on Monday
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Posted by Lowell at 12:37 PM