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Va. Lawmakers Killing Fewer Bills on Unrecorded Votes

Posted: Mar 19, 2018 2:43 PM Updated:

RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- Virginia lawmakers are killing far fewer bills on unrecorded votes than they have in the past.

The percentage of bills killed without a recorded vote dropped from about 55 percent in 2017 to less than 30 percent in 2018. The figures were calculated by the nonprofit Virginia Public Access Project.

Republican Sen. Amanda Chase, who co-founded the legislative Transparency Caucus, said she's pleased that more bills are receiving recorded votes. This year the House required recorded votes in subcommittee hearings.

Both the House and the Senate also started livestreaming some committee hearings this year.

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