Virginia Senate democrats, already in the minority 21 to 19, have lost two members of their caucus. Both are suffering from medical problems and will be out for the foreseeable future.[read_more]
Senator Toddy Puller (D-Fairfax) fell last weekend and fractured her elbow. She is 70 years old and has announced her retirement at the end of this term. Senator Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), age 71, was scheduled on Tuesday to undergo neck surgery for a disc problem.
Republicans hold a 2 to 1 majority in the House of Delegates.