WASHINGTON — The Virginia General Assembly will decide whether to grant itself more oversight over privatizing the state’s port facilities, as well as several other bond-related questions, during the short legislative session that convened this week.

Delegate Bob Purkey, R-Virginia Beach, has filed bills addressing public-private partnerships for four sessions, but the topic has gained attention from other lawmakers now that the commonwealth appears poised to approve a P3 for the Port of Virginia sometime in the spring.

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