How the House of Delegates’ dreaded sub-committee system killed LGBT protections, driver’s license suspension reform and, maybe, the ERA (Virginia Mercury)

“The killing of bills in subcommittee didn’t matter all that much when the Republicans had a two-to-one majority in the legislature,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political scientist at the University of Mary Washington. “Something that wasn’t going to get through the committee wasn’t likely to pass on the floor anyway."

How the House of Delegates’ dreaded sub-committee system killed LGBT protections, driver’s license suspension reform and, maybe, the ERA (Virginia Mercury)