Gov. McAuliffe signs 733 bills, vetoes 17
With two days left to act on legislation passed by this year’s General Assembly, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that he has signed 733 bills, vetoed 17 and amended 50 others, including tightening ethics reforms.
“This has been a great legislative session,” McAuliffe said, noting that lawmakers wrapped up with work ahead of schedule. “They got out a day early; we’ll have all our bills done … two days early.”
McAuliffe’s announcement came a day after he signed the state’s two-year budget with no amendments or line-item vetoes — the first time a Virginia governor has done that since 1998.