Earlier today, by a vote of 56-42, the Virginia House of Delegates rejected a measure to pass a lethal injection secrecty bill in the state.
The controversial measure was intended to keep drugs used for lethal injection flowing into Virginia by shielding manufacturers from public scrutiny and political pressure.The bill, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Richard L. Saslaw (D-Fairfax), passed the Senate, 23 to 14, earlier this month…Del. James M. LeMunyon (R-Fairfax) voted against the bill after making an unsuccessful attempt to put off the debate until next year. “I think open government trumped secrecy today, and that’s a good thing,” he said.
Washington Post: http://wapo.st/1JIxyfw
Richmond Times-Dispatch: http://bit.ly/1LDznIa
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