Category Archives: veto

McCrory pushes back against legislature’s veto override

Photo: Governor’s Office In the wake of the GOP-controlled N.C. General Assembly voting to overturn his two vetoes, Republican Gov. Pat McCrory issued a statement pushing back against the legislature and the measures passed over his objections. The rift between … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 legislative session, Governor, veto | Tagged , | 3 Comments

N.C. Senate completes override of McCrory vetoes

The GOP-controlled N.C. Senate followed the House’s lead on Wednesday by completing an override of two vetoes issued by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory after he had publicly called on the legislature to sustain his rejection of the measures. With little … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 legislative session, Governor, veto | Tagged , | 1 Comment

House overrides McCrory vetoes on welfare, immigration bills

Just over a month after ending its regular session for the year, the GOP-led N.C. House reconvened in Raleigh on Tuesday to override two vetoes issued by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory. On a vote of 77-39, the House first voted … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 legislative session, Governor, veto | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Gov. McCrory vetoes bill on drug testing for welfare recipients

Photo: Governor’s office Republican Gov. Pat McCrory issued the first veto of his seven-month administration on Thursday, rejecting a bill passed by the GOP-led N.C. General Assembly that would have implemented drug testing for welfare recipients. He soon followed with … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 legislative session, Governor, veto | Tagged , | Leave a comment

McCrory says he would sign N.C. House abortion bill

Gov. Pat McCrory issued a statement Friday afternoon saying that if the Republican-controlled N.C. General Assembly approves the House version of an abortion bill, he will sign it into law. The news comes a day after the House passed an … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 legislative session, Governor, veto | Tagged | Leave a comment

McCrory issues veto threat over abortion bill

The office of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory issued a statement Wednesday morning indicating that he would veto a controversial abortion bill currently under consideration in the N.C. legislature unless “significant changes” are made. The measure, H695, passed abruptly in the … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 legislative session, Governor, veto | Tagged | Leave a comment

N.C. Legislature overrides Perdue’s veto of budget, fracking

Posted in 2012 legislative session, budget, veto | Leave a comment

‘Midnight madness’ in the N.C. legislature

What began as a one-day special session to consider a single veto override vote turned into a late-night partisan fight illustrating deep divisions in the N.C. legislature going into an election year. State lawmakers returned to Raleigh on Wednesday to … Continue reading

Posted in special session, veto | Leave a comment

Cleaning out the ‘veto garage’?

Will the “veto garage” open up? On Wednesday, the N.C. General Assembly will meet to consider overriding Gov. Bev Purdue’s veto of a bill that would change the way death penalty convicts can challenge their sentences. Votes to override vetoes … Continue reading

Posted in veto | Leave a comment

The Republicans’ first 100 days

We are now 100 days into the legislative session after the historic Republican victories in November 2010.  Republicans rode a wave of voter anger and disenchantment with governing Democrats to win significant majorities in both the state House and Senate.  … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 legislative session, N.C. Legislature, veto | Tagged , | Leave a comment