The General Assembly completed its work on legislation approved during the regular and special session on Wednesday (April 7), approving all but a few of Gov. (Ralph) Northam’s amendments to legislation approved in January and February.
The single-day Reconvened Session is sometimes referred to as the “Veto Session,” since it is usually the day when the General Assembly tries to override a governor’s vetoes of bills. But this year, there were no vetoes to override. Gov. Northam became the first governor since I’ve been serving to not veto a single bill passed during a regular session.
How did this governor manage that feat? Well, it’s a sign of just how in-sync House Democrats are with the man whose resignation they sought just two years ago.
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