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  • Sen. Charles J. Colgan, Prince William Democrat and a budget conferee, signed the conference report but has not said whether he will vote for the bill on the floor Tuesday. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Two-day showdown ends tortuous Va. budget standoff

    Gov. Bob McDonnell met privately Tuesday with Charles J. Colgan, the longtime Democratic senator who had the power to break a 38-day impasse over the state's two-year $85 billion budget. He had a simple question. What do you want from me? Mr. McDonnell asked.

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    On fourth try, Va. Senate passes budget

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  • House Majority Leader M. Kirkland Cox (left), a Republican, Sen. Charles J. Colgan, a Democrat, and independent Delegate Lacey E. Putney (right) confer Wednesday before Mr. Colgan changed his vote to approve the budget bill. (Associated Press)

    Democrat's surprise vote gives Virginia a budget

    The Virginia Senate, with little warning and no debate, abruptly reversed course and approved a two-year, $85 billion budget bill Wednesday afternoon by a 21-19 vote — a day after Democrats in the chamber blocked one for the third time this year.

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