Yet another prominent Republican, recognizing injustice or simply being pragmatic in the face of a pissed off electorate, has acted--this time decisively--in the face of a raw power grab by the Senate. Here's the lead from a story this a.m. from ThinkProgress/Justice:
"Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William Howell (R) killed the Inauguration Day sneak attack by Senate Republicans
who hoped to pass a massive mid-decade gerrymander. Howell ruled that
the Senate’s amendment to a House bill making minor technical
corrections to the House legislative maps were not germane, as it was a
“vast rewrite” and would “stray dramatically” from the legislation’s
The whole story's here.