Veto Day Eve

By: Amy Gleason
By: Amy Gleason

Wednesday the General Assembly gets its chance to vote on Gov. Warner's vetoes and amendments to this sessions' legislation.

The vetoes include the controversial estate tax and the "Choose Life" license plate.

Warner has asked for an amendment to the bill banning partial birth abortions.

He also doesn't want a notary signature in the parental consent abortion bill. But local political analyst Bob Roberts said one that will affect us the most is the guaranteed 2.5 percent pay raises for state employees.

"He's challenged the legislature to say you must come up with that additional money to fully fund the salary increase or I'm going to call you back into special session right before the election," said Roberts. "So that's a threat where he's trying to play hard ball with the legislature."

Roberts said there really were few vetoes for the amount of legislation passed.


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