State Sen. John Watkins, R-Powhatan, center, listens to committee chairman, Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Augusta, left, as Sen. Frank Ruff, R-Mecklenburg, right, listens during a meeting of th

 

              State Sen. John Watkins, R-Powhatan, center, listens to committee chairman, Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Augusta, left, as Sen. Frank Ruff, R-Mecklenburg, right, listens during a meeting of th
State Sen. John Watkins, R-Powhatan, center, listens to committee chairman, Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Augusta, left, as Sen. Frank Ruff, R-Mecklenburg, right, listens during a meeting of the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources committee at the Capitol Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 in Richmond, Va. Watkins asked that his bill concerning uranium mining be stricken from the docket. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)