Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Increasingly Toxic Level of Hyper Partisanship in Richmond

INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING
Voters crowd redistricting meeting - Competition top concern on new political boundaries (By Kimball Payne, Hampton Daily Press) John Stone, who spoke on behalf of the civic group The Future of Hampton Roads, warned that the lack of balance in districts leaves lawmakers less inclined to compromise because there is little fear of partisan blowback. He said redistricting fuels "the increasingly toxic level of hyper partisanship in Richmond" and keeps lawmakers at odds over how to fund roads and how to spend state money.

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