Senate Minority Leader Richard L. Saslaw (center), Fairfax Democrat, talks with Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. (left), James City Republican, as Sen. Emmett Hanger (second from left), Augusta Republican, and Sen. Charles Colgen (second from right), Prince William Democrat, and Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Walter Stosch, Henrico Republican, listen prior to the debate on the budget conferees' report at the Capitol in Richmond on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

Senate Minority Leader Richard L. Saslaw (center), Fairfax Democrat, talks with Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. (left), James City Republican, as Sen. Emmett Hanger (second from left), Augusta Republican, and Sen. Charles Colgen (second from right), Prince William Democrat, and Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Walter Stosch, Henrico Republican, listen prior to the debate on the budget conferees' report at the Capitol in Richmond on Tuesday. (Associated Press)