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Virginia moderates thwart liberals with limits to progressive wish list

Virginia moderates thwart liberals with limits to progressive wish list

by Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times  |  Published on January 9, 2020

Sen. Richard L. Saslaw, a Democrat from Fairfax County, has been waiting 26 years for his party to regain unified control of state government in Virginia.

On Wednesday, he got his chance.

The General Assembly convened with Mr. Saslaw taking over as Senate majority leader and Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn becoming the first woman to hold the state’s House speakership, the result of stunning Democratic gains in November’s elections.

With fellow Democrat Ralph Northam still in the governor’s mansion, Mr. Saslaw has 26 years of pent-up ambitious plans he can now push through.

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