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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, Dick Saslaw, Janet Howell, Jill Vogel

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Va. lawmakers advance crime commission bills

A Virginia Senate panel endorsed legislation Monday to crack down on illegal cigarette trafficking and financial crimes against elderly or incapacitated adults.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 02:33pm EST

Tags: Virginia State Crime Commission, elderly, Janet Howell, Virginia General Assembly