Va. lawmakers return to consider line-item vetoes

Va. lawmakers return to consider line-item vetoes

Va. lawmakers return to consider line-item vetoes

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by Associated Press

WVEC.com

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 6:51 AM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia lawmakers are returning to the Capitol to consider Gov. Terry McAuliffe's line-item budget vetoes.

 
Most prominent is the Democratic governor's veto of a Republican-backed amendment aimed at preventing him from expanding Medicaid without legislative approval. The House GOP majority blocked McAuliffe's top legislative priority, leading to a protracted budget stalemate that threatened to shut down government. Now the governor is examining ways to expand Medicaid on his own.
 
It takes a two-thirds vote of both legislative chambers to override a governor's veto. Republicans hold more than two-thirds of the House seats but have only a one-seat advantage in the Senate.
 
The House convenes at 5 p.m. Monday, the Senate at 7.

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