WASHINGTON - Virginia lawmakers late Tuesday reached a preliminary agreement on a $1.4 billion bond package to fund construction at the state's colleges, parks, and mental health facilities.
Manju Ganeriwala, the state's deputy secretary of finance, said lawmakers are "fine tuning" a final version that they will vote on immediately after a special session that begins Wednesday. During that special session, they will vote on Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's vetoes and amendments to bills passed during the regular session. Ganeriwala said that depending on how long the General Assembly debates Kaine's amendments, the bonds could be approved as early as Wednesday.