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Weekly Update From The General Assembly

The 2017 session has come to a close.

For a short session, we achieved a lot. April 5th will be veto day, where the House and Senate reconvene to vote on measures the Governor did not sign into law. If the House of Delegates gets a supermajority (two-thirds of those present) they can override any vetoes. If all 100 members are present it takes 67 votes to override, and the Republicans number only 66, this overrides should be few and far between. Many bills made it through and will be signed by the Governor, including the biennial budget.

Work on reconciling and passing the amended fiscal plan will dominate the final days of the General Assembly. For a deep dive into how the budget came out, go to budget.lis.virginia.gov.  

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