Yesterday The House and Senate met their constitutional deadline, completing all work on their own bills so that they may go to the opposite chamber for approval or rejection.
House and Senate budget conferees are still trying to reconcile the differences between their two budget proposals.
Yesterday the Senate passed legislation pushed for by Governor McDonnell that streamlines the application process for Charter Schools.
By a vote of 99-0, the U.S. Senate has approved the nomination of Justice Barbara Keenan for a seat on the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The House Appropriations committee held a lengthy meeting yesterday as Governor Kaine’s 2010-2012 budget was reviewed in detail. While Governor Kaine’s budget was introduced in mid-December, the meeting gave legislators a more specific look at how the latest round of cuts will be apportioned, as House appropriations staffers brief committee members on specific cuts made to various State departments.