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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The Virginia State Bar is vigorously opposing Gov. Bob McDonnell's proposal to transfer its $5 million cash reserve to the general fund. The bar says the money comes from dues paid by Virginia lawyers and is intended to be used solely for its operations.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A Senate bill to shift regulatory control of Chesapeake Bay's menhaden fishery has died in committee. The legislation was heard Monday by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, but failed to move forward.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) Alpha Natural Resources' chief executive says the planned $7.1 billion buyout of Virginia-based rival Massey will create a global company built on exporting U.S. coal for steelmakers. Kevin Crutchfield says the new company would produce more than 27 million tons of higher-priced metallurgical coal by 2013.

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