The membership of the General Assembly has changed, and with it the party alignment, which now favors the Republicans. But schools, economic development and the budgeting process are still among familiar targets of legislative proposals for the session scheduled to start Wednesday.
Some of the all-GOP local delegation will be refiling changes to the law that were unsuccessful before while introducing new bills they think will help Virginians.
Del. Benjamin Cline, R-Amherst, and Del. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, said the effective majority in state Senate gives new hope to measures that failed in the chamber, previously controlled by Democrats.
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