Sen. Louise Lucas: Black Lawmakers are “Not Listened To”

Sen. Louise Lucas: Black Lawmakers are “Not Listened To”

When can Saslaw retire? Louise Lucas of Portsmouth and Janet Howell of Fairfax County were elected to the state Senate in 1991. Both are Democrats. Both wanted to sit on the influential Senate Finance Committee. Howell was placed on the committee years before Lucas. Howell is now a key negotiator on that committee. Lucas is still waiting to become a budget conferee.  READ IN THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT