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Va. Gov. James S. Gilmore III at his office. (File Photo)
Where They Stand
A look at the major issues the General Assembly considered during the 45-day session that ended Feb. 28.
 

Gilmore Signs Virginia's Tough New Trash Laws
Gov. James S. Gilmore III approved new restrictions on the garbage industry, signing new laws that will ban trash barges, restrict the construction of new landfills and cap the amount of trash dumped in seven landfills.

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Budget and Taxes | Growth
Finn Right-to-Die Case | Garbage Curbs
Key Players | Politics | Other Issues

Budget and Taxes
N.Va. Strikes Pay Dirt in Session
With Surplus, Everybody Wins
Counties to Lose Tax Break Tool
Road Funds May Yield Few Results
Surplus Doesn't Buy Bipartisanship
Agreement on Roads, Food Tax
Gilmore Reluctant on Road Funding
Budget Panels Agree on Roads
Democrats Gain in Food Tax Battle
Lawmakers Strike Deal on Highways
Consensus on Top Issues
N. Va. Hopes to Share Wealth
Gilmore Tops Off Budget Goody Bag

Growth
Push for Managed Growth Fizzles
Bill on Growth Curbs Gains Ground
Loudoun Seeks Curbs on Growth

Garbage Curbs
Democrats Propose Trash Limits
Gilmore Seeks Cap on Trash

Finn Right-to-Die Case
Gilmore Relents on Finn Payment
Money Slipped Into Budget for Finn
House Panel Rejects Finn Payment
Senate Panel Backs Payment to Widow
Finn's Widow Speaks to Panel

Politics
Va. to Allow Presidential Primaries
Democrats See Hope in Losses
Va. GOP Has Fund-Raising Lead
Parties Trying to Set Platforms
Elections Expected to Color Session

Key Players
Gilmore's Health Aide in Hot Seat
Gartlan Calling It Quits
Profile: Virginia's Money Man
Gilmore Criticized for Tactics

Other Issues
Seat Belt Bill Defeated
Bill Would Curb Settlement Market
Deregulation Nearly a Done Deal
Va. Targets Bulk E-mail
Insurance Bills Bring Out Lobbyists
School-Opening Law on the Table
Assembly to Focus on Tuition Cut



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