Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s deadline to veto or amend bills passed by the General Assembly has come and gone. McDonnell amended the controversial transporation bill in response to claims there could be legal challenges, and he changed verbage in the budget bill to clarify what the state considers Medicaid reform and expansion under the Affordable Care Act effective January 1, 2014. Some lawmakers call it “voter suppression” Governor McDonnell also signed the voter ID bill into law which would require voters to present a photo ID to vote effective during the 2014 election. There were approximately 1,520 passed by lawmakers in the Senate and House of Delegates during the 2013 General Assembly session.
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