The Effect of Partisanship on Legislative Effectiveness in the Virginia General Assembly

Madelyn Lent

This is a quantitative study focusing on the relationship between partisanship, measured by parity unity scores, and legislative effectiveness, measured by pass rate, in the majority party in the Virginia General Assembly during the 2019 and 2020 sessions. The study analyzes how this relationship is effected by party and chamber. The project also uses relevant research conducted at the national level to inform its analysis of the relationship between partisanship and legislative effectiveness in the Virginia General Assembly.

Department:

Political Science

Mentor(s):

Dan Palazzolo