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McAuliffe signs clean budget; bill vetoes coming

McAuliffe signs clean budget; bill vetoes coming

Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed off on the state budget Thursday without suggesting any amendments or line item vetoes, the first time that's happened in Virginia since 1998. McAuliffe, a Democrat in his second year as governor, was at the signing joined by Republican budget writers and GOP House Majority Leader Kirk Cox. McAuliffe plans to roll out a number of legislative vetoes Friday — shooting down a number of Republican ideas — but for Thursday afternoon, all was at peace in Virginia's divided government. "We have laid a really strong foundation with this budget," McAuliffe said. House and Senate budget committee chairmen have worked closely with the...

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