Crossover Day for Legislation in the General Assembly

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RICHMOND, VA (NEWSPLEX) -- Lawmakers in Richmond were working to tie up loose ends Tuesday as the 2016 General Assembly hit its halfway point.

It's known as Crossover Day, which is a deadline for the House and Senate to vote on all of their bills before they are sent to the other chamber.

This applies to all pieces of legislation except for revenue and budget bills.

Delegate Steve Landes says the revenue and budget are the most important items to be addressed during the second half of the session.

"I think there are ways to reduce some of the spending governor has included and maybe put these for other priorities for me save some of these resources," he said. "Economy's very sluggish, so we don't want to get too far out ahead."

This year's budget is $109 billion.



 
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