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McDonnell makes big, final push for lasting legacy

By BOB LEWIS and LARRY O’DELL
Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. – Gov. Bob McDonnell is using his annual address to the state to make one big, last push for a lasting legislative legacy, urging lawmakers to embrace his education and transportation reforms.

He also threw in a surprise Wednesday, asking the lawmakers to approve bills that allow nonviolent felons’ civil rights to be automatically restored.

McDonnell already has sketched out reforms that condition a 2 percent raise for teachers on new laws making underperforming faculty easier to fire, and his plan to replace Virginia’s 17



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