WASHINGTON — Legislation authorizing a $1.65 billion education bond package proposed by Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine was introduced by lawmakers at the opening of the 2008 session of the General Assembly this week.

The bond provisions were included in legislation that would authorize a two-year, $78 billion budget for the state. The legislation was introduced by Senate Finance Committee chairman Charles Colgan, D-Manassas, and House Appropriations Committee chairman Lacey Putney, I-Bedford.

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