Governor Expedites Rights Restoration Process

VotedAlthough the General Assembly this year shot down one opportunity for Governor McDonnell to fulfill a campaign promise to restore the voting and civil rights of nonviolent felons, the Governor has found a way to sidestep lawmakers and make progress toward that goal.  A day after Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli unveiled his advisory report on the issue, McDonnell announced his own initiative.  And as Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports, it does not require amending the state Constitution.

 

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