Not germane: House speaker kills MLK Day redistricting bill
Published on Feb 13th, 2013
3 comments After recent actions of Republicans in the General Assembly have put that institution in the national spotlight– and on Comedy Central's Colbert Report– it's almost quaint to hear House...
Nonpartisan redistricting not dead
Published on Feb 5th, 2013
0 comments Last week's "Dead or Alive: The Hook's legislative watch" incorrectly said Senator Creigh Deeds' constitutional redistricting amendment was dead.
Surprise redistricting: Local GOP delegates mum about controversy
Published on Jan 31st, 2013
19 comments Business for the day had already concluded in Richmond on January 21– Martin Luther King, Jr. Day– when Republican senators took advantage of the absence of a Democratic civil rights...
Fear and learning: School districts and property values intertwine
Published on Jan 3rd, 2013
6 comments Redistricting has been a hot topic of late for many families in Albemarle County. Parents of students attending potentially affected schools have expressed concerns about the impact redistricting...
Incumbent protection? House plan would add Fauquier to 5th
Published on Mar 17th, 2011
12 comments Every 10 years, Virginia redraws its congressional districts following the fresh census results. Cooler heads inevitably call for nonpartisan redistricting, and accusations of "gerrymandering"...