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Freshman delegate says communication is key in navigation

After winning the 28th House District by only 73 votes, Republican Del. Bob Thomas of Fredericksburg dove head first into the 2018 legislative session, saying communication with his colleagues was key to navigating his first year in the General Assembly.

Apparently, he's a good communicator. The House and Senate approved five of Thomas' bills - tops among first-year delegates:

.HB 73 would increase the speed limit from 55 mph to 60 mph on U.S. Route 301, U.S. Route 17 and State Routes 3 and 207.

.HB 119 will create a separate classification for the inventory of any wholesaler stored in a facility that is at least 100,000 square feet. The governing body of any...