For the third time, the Virginia Senate has refused to compromise on a new state budget, preventing the General Assembly from approving a spending plan for the next two years. The House voted 77-19 on Tuesday in favor of an amended budget bill, HB 1301. But Senate Democrats rejected the measure because it lacks funding for the second phase of the Dulles Rail extension to Loudoun County.
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A state commission has voted unanimously to approve the construction of an offshore wind energy turbine just beyond the Eastern Shore. If construction is completed as expected, it will be the country’s first offshore wind energy turbine.