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The Virginia Senate passed a transportation reform funding bill that would increase taxes in the region. But the new funding would provide enough money to extend Metrorail to Dulles among other transportation projects in Northern Virginia.
With Virginia Republicans split over a transportation funding compromise, Democrats may be the deciding factor in whether the first major reforms to Virginia's highway financing system in 27 years hits the governor's desk.
Legislation declaring that parents have a fundamental right to direct the upbringing, education and care of their children has won final General Assembly approval.
Virginia would match D.C. and Maryland's texting while driving bans and has sent a bill cracking down on the practice to the governor.