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Virginia Legislature Returns for Veto Session

Virginia State Capitol
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Virginia State Capitol

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia lawmakers are set to return to the Capitol to make changes to new economic development initiative, finalize a state budget, and discuss whether the Old Dominion should tweak its still young ethics laws.

Wednesday is the so-called veto session, where legislators return to Richmond for a day to consider Gov. Terry McAuliffe's vetoes and amendments to legislation passed earlier this year.

McAuliffe and Republican leaders say they've reached a compromise on a new economic development initiative backed by some of the state's biggest corporate titans.

But it's unclear if lawmakers will accept some of the governor's proposed changes to the state's new ethics law. The governor wants to tighten some of law's provision related to meals and drinks lawmakers can accept from lobbyists.

Don Rush is the News Director and Senior Producer of News and Public Affairs at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.