Lawmakers set to return for veto session

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.

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