Water in the 2004 Virginia General Assembly
The 2004 Virginia General Assembly convened January 14 and was scheduled to adjourn March 13, with a reconvened (“veto”) session planned for April 21. The main issue in this session was the competing budget proposals (for fiscal years 2005 and 2006) from the governor, House of Delegates, and Senate. The Assembly could not agree upon a budget bill by March 13, so the session was extended for three days. With still no agreement in place, the governor called a special budget session commencing March 17; as of April 13, the legislators had not reached final agreement.