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In the General Assembly

It’s been a relatively uncontroversial session so far for members of the Virginia General Assembly. With extra revenue being reported, both Virginia Senator Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac) and Del. Keith Hodges (R-Middlesex) said this year’s budget has been relatively easy to discuss and that the session may even end a few days early this year.

The Gazette-Journal caught up with Lewis, who represents Mathews, and Hodges, who represents both Gloucester and Mathews, on Monday in their offices in Richmond. The two were in between sessions of their respective chambers and took some time out of their hectic schedules to bring local constituents up to date on some issues.

“It’s been a pretty even-tempered session,” Lewis said, “but it’s been a fast-paced, heavy-volume session.”

Lewis said one issue that will be facing the state this year is sequestration, as another round of cuts by the federal government is forecast for Oct. 1. “Otherwise, ...

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