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North Carolina Lawmakers Override Governor's Vetoes

In a week that brought Gov. Pat McCrory stinging defeats, with lawmakers from his own party overriding his first two vetoes, the Republican governor Wednesday responded by criticizing legislators and throwing up roadblocks to the new laws that he had opposed.
September 6, 2013

In a week that brought Gov. Pat McCrory stinging defeats, with lawmakers from his own party overriding his first two vetoes, the Republican governor Wednesday responded by criticizing legislators and throwing up roadblocks to the new laws that he had opposed.

McCrory vowed not to implement a new law requiring drug tests for some welfare recipients until the legislature finds the money to pay for it. And he said his administration would further scrutinize a new immigration law to make sure it complies with the “letter and spirit” of federal law.

In a lengthy written statement, the governor also struck out at the General Assembly over a budget provision that eliminates bonus pay for teachers who earn master’s degrees after the current school year, which ends next spring.

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