RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia lawmakers are returning to the Capitol to consider Gov. Terry McAuliffe's line-item budget vetoes. Most prominent is the Democratic governor's veto of a Republican-backed amendment aimed at preventing him from expanding Medicaid without legislative approval. The House GOP majority blocked McAuliffe's top legislative priority, leading to a protracted budget stalemate that threatened to shut down government. Now the governor is examining ways to expand Medicaid on his own. It takes a two-thirds vote of both legislative chambers to override a governor's veto. Republicans hold more than two-thirds of the House seats but have only a one-seat advantage in the Senate. The House convenes at 5 p.m. Monday, the Senate at 7. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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