Virginia lawmakers work through amendments, sustain vetoes

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The divided Virginia General Assembly has slogged through scores of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s proposed amendments to legislation and effectively upheld all of his vetoes. Lawmakers met Wednesday for this year’s one-day “reconvened” session. In the Democrat-controlled Senate, lawmakers challenged many of the Republican governor’s 26 vetoes but failed to secure the two-thirds vote needed to override any of them. The GOP-controlled House upheld each veto, despite the fact that many of the measures had initially passed with broad support. Many of the governor’s amendments were technical but a handful triggered heated debate. 

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