Assembly backs Youngkin on hemp bills, thwarts him on others [Video]

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With no revised budget on the table yet, Senate Democrats on Wednesday postponed a potential showdown with Gov. Glenn Youngkin on tax cuts and spending priorities, but they reminded the governor that the legislature does not back down on policy decisions it already has made.

The General Assembly gave Youngkin most of what he wanted during its annual veto session on Wednesday, sustaining three gubernatorial vetoes and approving changes he made to legislation to tighten regulation of the commercial hemp industry — largely aimed at products containing delta-8 — as well as nearly 70 other bills that it had adopted during the legislative session that ended on Feb. 25.

Speaker of the House Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, presides over the chamber during Wednesday’s veto session.

It also agreed with four amendments he had proposed to a stopgap budget bill the legislature adopted on the last day of the session, as the House and Senate continue to negotiate …

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