Date of Award
Master of Arts
Of the forces which led to institutional modernization in the Virginia General Assembly in the early 1970's, the Commission on the Legislative Process was one of the most significant. The Commission focused its attention on those administrative, managerial and structural problems which were among the most significant impedi ments to the Assembly's efficient operation. In the administrative and managerial areas the Commission had great success. Administrative improvements in staff support were especially significant. Staff support was recommended and subsequently approved for individual legislators, standing committees and the Assembly as a whole.
Jonas, Richard Kirk, "Modernization in the Virginia General Assembly : the Commission on the Legislative Process 1972-73" (1977). Master's Theses. 404.