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  • Phase 2 of the Dulles Metrorail project begins at the Wiehle Avenue station in Fairfax County. Funding for the project is emerging as a sticking point in Virginia's two-year, $85 billion spending plan. (The Washington Times)

    Dulles Metro could bog down Va. budget plan

    Virginia's two-year, $85 billion spending plan is finally in a conference committee, but funding for the Dulles Metrorail is emerging as a key sticking point that could drag out the already-extended session even further.

  • Virginia state Sen. Janet D. Howell, Fairfax Democrat, took a novel approach Wednesday in an unsuccessful attempt to derail abortion-related legislation. (Associated Press)

    Va. Senate committee kills repeal of funding for some abortions

    The Virginia Senate Finance committee Tuesday morning killed a bill that would repeal state funding for low-income women to have abortions if a doctor determines their child will be born with a physical deformity or mental deficiency.

  • Va. Senate passes bill mandating ultrasound before abortion

    The Virginia Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that will require women to undergo ultrasound imaging before having an abortion, after a torturous process through the legislature that saw Gov. Bob McDonnell broker a compromise on the high-profile measure.

  • Virginia state Sen. Janet D. Howell, Fairfax Democrat, took a novel approach Wednesday in an unsuccessful attempt to derail abortion-related legislation. (Associated Press)

    IN OTHER WORDS: Introducing the Cialis amendment

    After Virginia's Senate Education and Health Committee passed a bill requiring women to undergo ultrasound imaging before having an abortion, Sen. Janet D. Howell went back to her hotel room, admittedly angry.

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