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Session Overviews
Did Va. Lawmakers Take an Illegal Raise?June 27, 1998
Va. Assembly Approves Budget, AdjournsMarch 18, 1998
Lawmakers Pass Wide-Ranging AgendaMarch 14, 1998
Democrats Prevail in First SessionJan. 15, 1998
A Partisan Fever Grips RichmondJan. 14, 1998
In Va. Legislature, Phaseout of Car Tax Will Be FocusJan. 11, 1998


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Budget
Gilmore Plan Overhauled in AssemblyFeb. 23, 1998
Chart Shows Budget StatusFeb. 23, 1998


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Car Tax
A Car Tax Q&A – 1998 Session
Va.'s Car-Tax Cut Is Ready to RollApril 25, 1998
Va. Car-Tax Fear: Cut Now, Pay LaterApril 5, 1998
Car Tax's Long GoodbyeMarch 19, 1998
Chart on Effects of New Car TaxMarch 19, 1998
Legislature Agrees on Va. Car Tax, SchoolsMarch 17, 1998
Va. Reconciles Car-Tax, School PlansMarch 16, 1998
Legislature, Gilmore Talk Compromise on Car TaxMarch 14, 1998
Senate Rejects House Plan on Car TaxMarch 13, 1998
Chart on Car Tax TalksMarch 13, 1998
House Passes Car-Tax CompromiseMarch 12, 1998
Va. Panel Reaches Deal to Cut Car TaxMarch 10, 1998
Va. Senate Scales Back Car-Tax CutFeb. 20, 1998
Shootout Set on Va. Car, Food TaxesFeb. 18, 1998
Va. Car-Tax Cut Stalls in House SubcommitteeFeb. 17, 1998
In Va., Sniping Over Tax CutFeb. 14, 1998
Gilmore Answers Foes With CampaignFeb. 13, 1998
Support Surges for Car-Tax CutFeb. 11, 1998
Va. Car-Tax Rebate Would Be TaxableFeb. 5, 1998
Gilmore: Higher Costs of Car-Tax Cut Can Be Paid ForJan. 24, 1998
Gilmore Seeks $500 Million To Lower TaxJan. 23, 1998
Gilmore Details Plan on Car TaxJan. 20, 1998
Car Tax Plan Hurts Needy, Groups WarnDec. 31, 1997


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Child Care
Gilmore Vetoes Insurance Plan For ChildrenApril 8, 1998
Va. Child Care Board Survives Senate VoteFeb. 11, 1998


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Health Care
Health Care Compromise Forced in Va.April 23, 1998
Gilmore Signs 'Partial Birth' Abortion BanApril 14, 1998
Gilmore Vows to Veto Children's Health BillMarch 12, 1998
Gilmore Draws the Line On Disputed LegislationMarch 7, 1998
Va., Md. Join States Wrestling Over Children's Health InsuranceFeb. 9, 1998


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Party/Gender Politics
Glowing Governor Has Democrats In Va. GloweringMarch 22, 1998
GOP Plots Course to Control in RichmondMarch 18, 1998
Callahan Apologizes to Va. HouseMarch 14, 1998
Callahan Criticized for House LampoonMarch 13, 1998
Gender Politics Now in SessionMarch 7, 1998
Va. Democrats Pick Plum to Lead Struggling PartyMarch 7, 1998
Va. Lawmakers Stumble Through Uneasy DanceMarch 3, 1998
Va. Democrats Analyzing How To ReboundFeb. 7, 1998
Gilmore Ousts Conservative From Va. Board of EducationFeb. 3, 1998
Outside the Party LinesFeb. 1, 1998
Allen Touts Gains and Looks AheadJan. 15, 1998
Job Offers Are a GOP Plot, Opponents SayJan. 1, 1998
Pr. William Is 'Ground Zero' in Battle for Va. DelegatesDec. 25, 1997

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Regional Issues
N.Va. Fares Well on House PanelsJan. 20, 1998
Gilmore, N.Va. Are Winners in House AccordJan. 17, 1998


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Schools
Assembly Backs Counselors, Sex-EdMarch 11, 1998
Va. School Plan Wins PraiseMarch 11, 1998
Assembly Foils Plans For Early Class StartMarch 7, 1998
Dueling School Measures Advance in Va.March 5, 1998
Va. House Passes Sex Ed RequirementFeb. 15, 1998
Republicans Push Charter SchoolsJan. 30, 1998
Democrats Push School Renovation PlanJan. 28, 1998


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Tobacco
Va. House Democrats Target Cigarette TaxFeb. 10, 1998
Sparks Flying Over Tobacco LegislationFeb. 8, 1998


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Transportation
Va. Senate Votes To Halt Action On Bypass PlanFeb. 27, 1998
Make Roads a Priority, Chambers Tell Area's DelegationJan. 7, 1998
Virginia Neighbors Quarrel Over State Transit FundsJan. 4, 1998


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Utilities
House Committee Backs Deregulating Va. Electric IndustryFeb. 16, 1998


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