Virginia Dems Hope to Change State Law, Remove Confederate Statues (Courthouse News Service)

Stephen Farnsworth, director of the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, said that if Democrats take control of the state government in the next election, there is a good chance a bill to alter the monuments law gets a full hearing in the General Assembly. “Some sort of local option seems like a potential policy outcome, as the best way to make urban voters happy is to let them do what they want and the best way to make rural voters happy is to let them do what they want,” Farnsworth said. “Of course some Democrats would want to go farther than a local option law, but the party has to take control of both chambers of the legislature first.” Virginia Dems Hope to Change State Law, Remove Confederate Statues (Courthouse News Service)