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Governor's Vetoes; Help or Hurt Local Bills? PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Monday, 02 July 2012 06:03

The Governor’s ‘veto’ pen was busy Friday, making for a busy day for legislators in Raleigh, trying to leave before the 4th. What is not clear at this point is whether the work to override vetoes will push other action to the back burner or give lawmakers more time to pass local bills —notably the two that would ‘box in’ Boone development for the future, awaiting action in the same house committee. The Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House committee, where both bills are waiting action, will meets today at 10:30, the Senate at 11, then the full House at noon.  Much of the focus for legislators is to vote to try to override Governor Bev Perdue’s veto of  the state budget, which she did mid afternoon Friday, along with the Amended Death Penalties bill, removing race in appeals, and the Clean Energy and Economic Security Act—the ‘fracking’ bill. The Governor held press conferences Friday on her various vetoes, with comments highly critical of the state budget for its treatment of school and teachers, who would get their first raise in several years—less than 2%.


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