By Andrew P. Napolitano
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RICHMOND (AP) — Attorneys for a man scheduled to be executed next week for killing a Brunswick County convenience store owner during a 1998 robbery asked the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday to review the case.
RICHMOND — The real work of the legislative session begins tomorrow when lawmakers in each chamber are expected to pass budget proposals that will be forwarded to a conference committee that will negotiate a spending compromise.
RICHMOND (AP) — Boosting taxes or tapping the state's "rainy day" reserve fund is not the way a majority of respondents in a statewide poll want the state's strained budget to be reconciled.
RICHMOND (AP) — Gov. Tim Kaine wants to end the practice of subjecting sexual assault victims to lie detector tests and wants more money for crisis centers for those who suffer sexual violence.
"One of the reason's there is no gas tax increase is because the price of gas is going up and it's going up rapidly," said Gordon Hickey, a spokesman for the governor.
In 2006, the state paid about $2 million medical exams on rape and sexual-assault victims, but the cost for full state reimbursement can't be precisely calculated because there's no way to know the number of victims, said Gordon Hickey, Mr. Kaine's spokesman.