Panel kills redistricting, felon voting reforms

January 30, 2017

The Daily Progress
By Graham Moomaw (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Efforts to take politics out of Virginia’s electoral redistricting process and reform how felons regain the right to vote died a swift and silent death Monday morning as a House of Delegates subcommittee killed 25 proposed constitutional amendments with just a few votes. The three amendments would give the General Assembly power to overrule regulatory actions by the governor, let military spouses keep a property tax exemption even if they move to a new house and create a budgetary lock box to better safeguard state transportation funds.