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McAuliffe Vetoes Largest Number of Bills Since 1998

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    File image of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. On Monday McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would allow home-schooled students to participate in public school sports.

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed 32 bills this year, the most of any governor since 1998.

    McAuliffe, a Democrat, said he's fulfilling a promise to block restrictions to abortion, gay rights, and other liberal priorities, The Washington Post reports

    Republicans said McAuliffe's high number of vetoes shows that he and his staff are disengaged from the legislative process. Republicans control both chambers of the General Assembly.

    Lawmakers are set to return to the Capitol later this month to consider McAuliffe's vetoes and amendments. With a nearly evenly split Senate, it's unlikely that Republicans can muster a two-thirds majority in both chambers required to undo a governor's veto.