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  • State Sen. Janet D. Howell, Fairfax Democrat, said in the rebuttal to Mr. McDonnell's final State of the Commonwealth address that Democrats look forward to working with Mr. McAuliffe and their Republican counterparts on expanding Medicaid, protecting women's access to health care, reforming Virginia's ethics laws and improving the state's education system.

    Can Gov. McAuliffe adapt to 'Virginia Way'? →

  • State Sen. Janet D. Howell, Fairfax Democrat, said she liked many of the proposals for Virginia's neediest residents but wished for more money for primary and secondary education.

    McDonnell makes final budget pitch to Virginia lawmakers →

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