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With elections ahead, Virginia Republicans look to widen General Assembly’s power

February 05, 2017

Richmond Times-Dispatch
By Graham Moomaw

It took a while for the visitors in the packed committee room to understand that the meeting was over and lawmakers were leaving. When they realized, they started shouting. “Shame!” the crowd yelled as officials filed out of the room Friday at the Virginia General Assembly Building. Many of the politicians already had left, which meant the House of Delegates election committee staff took most of the heat.