Senate Democrats and Republicans reached a tentative agreement Wednesday after two days of dickering over revised boundaries for the Senate's 40 districts statewide.
The bipartisan compromise was struck just in time for the Senate's late afternoon floor session and a meeting later of its Privileges and Elections Committee.
That would allow the Senate to pair its plan with a redrawn House map that the House passed 80-9 Wednesday afternoon and send the legislation to Gov. Bob McDonnell this week.
The legislation could be enacted by Friday, guaranteeing enough time to hold House primaries already delayed from June to August.
McDonnell vetoed the previous Senate plan, saying it divided too many communities and voting precincts.
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