Virginia lawmakers again fail to fill key regulatory job
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia lawmakers have elected a handful of local judges but failed yet again to fill a vacancy on the powerful State Corporation Commission.
The divided General Assembly met Wednesday for a one-day special session.
The focus was supposed to be on filling the vacancy on the regulatory agency. But lawmakers said talks between the GOP-controlled House and Democrat-led Senate fell apart.
The lack of action means the long-running impasse will continue to drag on, possibly for months.
The commission regulates a wide range of business interests, including utilities.
Besides electing four judges, lawmakers had little else to do Wednesday.
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