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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Crossover craziness

Crossover Day is less than a week away, and the insanity is palpable here in the General Assembly Building. Committees are working hard and fast to get the 2,700 or so pieces of legislation disposed of in their own house before sending it off across the lobby of the Patrick Henry Building for more scrutiny.

Meanwhile, there's chatter in every corner about transportation. Legislators, lobbyists and staffers are abuzz about when the House revenue plan will come forward and what it will contain. And the words "special session" are flying around in significant bailiwicks.

So far today, part of Gov. Tim Kaine's transportation proposal has gone down in flames, and a ghost of campaign death penalty ads past is making news. And they're not even fixing lunch yet down at Chickens.

Updates as fast as humanly possible to follow...