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Virginia transportation bill: Compromise likely, Saslaw says

After several weeks of debate, maneuvering and preliminary votes, Virginia legislators have one last chance to make a deal to fix the state's crowded, and sometimes crumbing roads and bridges.

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 04:27am EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, Hank Silverberg, Bob McDonnell

Senate panel advances governor's transportation bill

The full Virginia Senate is expected to debate and amend a bill that would eliminate the state's gas tax and increase the sales tax. A committee approved the governor's transportation bill Thursday but even Republicans say the bill needs changes before it could advance further.

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 07:33pm EST

Tags: gas tax, transportation funding, Virginia General Assembly, Janet Howell, Jill Vogel


McDonnell makes case for transportation tax change

Gov. Bob McDonnell used his annual address to the state Wednesday to make one big, last push for an enduring legislative legacy, urging lawmakers to enact his education and transportation reforms.

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 05:58am EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell, Hank Silverberg, tax, Dick Black, David Toscano

Ire flashes over Va. protest, police response

Virginia's raucous legislative squabble over abortion restrictions took a more angry tone, replete with locker-room language, after 30 unruly protesters were arrested Saturday at the Capitol as police in riot gear responded with dogs and military-style rifles.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 08:36pm EST

Tags: anti-abortion

Va. Senate organizing fight could be a showstopper

Democrats will let Republicans draw first blood in an opening-day General Assembly showdown over whether an evenly split Senate will share power or the GOP will assert a majority.

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 05:03pm EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, Virginia Senate, Bill Bolling, A. Donald McEachin, Mark Herring, Thomas K. Norment Jr.