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Mark Warner The Plan: Gov. Mark Warner (D) pledged to ease traffic congestion and urged legislators to pass an $824 million transportation package.
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How a Bill Becomes Law
 Government 101: Find out how a bill navigates the legislative process from inception, until it hits the governor's desk.
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Legislative Session Wrap-Up
Post staff writer Michael D. Shear re-capped the hottest issues in the 2005 Va. General assembly session.

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Rep. Davis Intervenes on Growth in Fairfax
Rep. Thomas M. Davis III said he will propose legislation to scale back a massive development planned next to the Vienna Metro station, a project near his own neighborhood.

In the News
At Shad Planking, Traditional Roast Of Va. Politicians: Campaign Season Gets Underway With Gentle Exchange of Barbs (Post, April 21, 2005)

6 Va. GOP Mavericks May Face Challenge: Primary Hopefuls Cite Votes on Taxes (Post, April 18, 2005)

Gilmore's Glittering Return: New Policy Group Advances Platform (Post, April 18, 2005)

With 7 Months Left, Donations Pour Into Va. Governor's Race (Post, April 14, 2005)

Prosecutors Say Slaying Of Witness Was Planned: Va. Woman Helping Police In Gang Case Was Stabbed (Post, April 12, 2005)

Va. Attorney General Hopefuls Spar: Candidates' Background, Schiavo Case at Issue In GOP Primary Race (Post, April 12, 2005)

Warner Tried to 'Govern From the Center': Skeptics Mock Bipartisanship as Governor's Final Session Ends (Post, April 7, 2005)

Va. Colleges Seek Financial Flexibility: Lawmakers to Act on Measure Being Watched Across Country (Post, April 6, 2005)

Warner Amends Bill on Colleges' Autonomy (Post, March 31, 2005)

Warner Signs Immigrant Aid Limits: Va. to Require Proof Of Legal Status (Post, March 30, 2005)

The Governor's Actions (Post, March 30, 2005)

Petersen Won't Run for His Va. House Seat (Post, March 30, 2005)

In the Race (Post, March 30, 2005)

Bat Soars To Lofty Status in Virginia: Warner Reveals His Poetic Side (Post, March 29, 2005)

In Va. Governor's Race, Spotlight on Taxes Again (Post, March 27, 2005)

Va. Voters Promised a Voice on Taxes: GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful Kilgore Also Vows Better Roads (Post, March 23, 2005)

Going Back to Roots, Kilgore Gets Started: Va. Base Cheers Gubernatorial Platform (Post, March 22, 2005)

Kilgore to Kick Off Gubernatorial Bid Today: Republican to Focus on Real Estate Taxes, Teacher Pay (Post, March 21, 2005)

Kaine Urges 20% Exemption To Give Va. Homeowners Relief: Gubernatorial Hopeful Would Let Localities Calculate Tax Credit (Post, March 18, 2005)

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