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Senate sends transportation package to McDonnell

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    Sen. John Watkins, R-Powhatan, left, and Sen. Frank W. Wagner, R-VA Beach, right, congratulate each other after the transportation bill on which they had been instrumental in working out a compromise passed the Virginia Senate .

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Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2013 2:27 pm

The Virginia Senate this afternoon gave approval to a landmark transportation funding package that will raise $880 million a year for roads construction, maintenance and mass transit through a series of tax increases on fuel and purchases.

Senators in the evenly divided chamber voted 25-15 in favor of House Bill 2313, which on Friday cleared the House of Delegates on a bipartisan 60-40 vote.

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