Va. lawmakers return to consider line-item vetoes

General-AssemblyRICHMOND, 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.

Share on LinkedInShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Facebook
Test