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Months after the death of a 7-year-old Chesterfield County girl who suffered an anaphylactic attack after a fellow student gave her peanuts at recess, Virginia is closing in on a law that would require schools to maintain epinephrine pens.
Despite a key vote in support of the Dulles Rail extension, the question of how much commuters will pay for tolls and whether anyone will ever be able to ride a train to Dulles International Airport remains up in the air.
A big battle lies ahead in Virginia over its state budget. It includes money that could keep some local tolls down, but it's far from a done deal.
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Virginia's General Assembly will adjourn on schedule Saturday without finishing a budget, giving legislators a breather from a session more charged with partisan enmity than any in memory while an embryonic state financing plan awaits their return in a spring special session.
Legislation making it clear that Virginians can kill intruders who threaten them is dead for this year.
A bill that would define life as starting at conception is done this year in the Virginia legislature.
For the fifth year in a row, the Virginia General Assembly has rejected legislation to expand the state's death penalty law.