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Friday, March 10, 2006

Special Session? 'That is a foregone conclusion'

A somewhat slow Senate session perked up today with a series of floor speeches about the state of things in Richmond.

At the conclusion of some very interesting comments, Sen. Thomas K. Norment, R-Williamsburg, the floor leader, told members to start thinking about when they'd like to come back to Richmond.

"My other forecast is that we will be going into a special session. I would expect the call for the special session will be jointly issued by the legislative branch," Norment said. "If it is not, then I am certain his excellency [Gov. Tim Kaine] will do it. That is a foregone conclusion, that we will have a special session."

Norment said the House had expressed a preference for a special session after the reconvened session on April 19, but that hasn't been confirmed by members of the House of Delegates yet.

The Senate will reconvene Saturday at 11 a.m.

More here later...