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Latest Bill Bolling Items
There is "zero" chance that the Virginia General Assembly will pass a new two-year budget by its scheduled Saturday adjournment, the Senate's top Democrat said Wednesday as the caucus laid out a detailed list of demands to Gov. Bob McDonnell before Democratic Caucus members will consider a vote on a spending plan.
Virginia Republicans were hopeful that a weekend away from Richmond would help thaw a stalemate over the state's proposed two-year, $85 billion spending plan. But the weekend arrests of more than 30 activists protesting anti-abortion legislation has only fueled the partisan flames that have engulfed the Capitol.
Call it an $85 billion game of chicken.
Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II leads Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling by 19 percentage points in the likely Republican nomination contest for governor in 2013, according to a poll released Thursday.
Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked the House version of Virginia's spending plan for the next two years, throwing the prospects of an on-time March 10 adjournment into flux and portending the eventual possibility of a partial government shutdown if an agreement isn't reached by July 1.
The Virginia Senate on Monday signed off on legislation that would require voters who can't produce identification at the polls or are not recognized by an election officer to cast their ballot provisionally.
Despite virtually unchecked Republican power in Richmond, another conservative priority was shot down Monday as the GOP tries a pivot to budget issues amid significant backlash over high-profile women's health measures.
Virginia Democrats had finally picked up momentum in the 2012 General Assembly session after helping beat back two high-profile abortion-related bills — momentum that last week's standoff over budget issues threatens to halt.
Senate Democratic caucus Chairman A. Donald McEachin has dropped his lawsuit challenging the authority of Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling to break ties on organizing the Senate.