NC General Assembly returns to debate McCrory’s vetoes

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Republican legislative leaders convened at noon Tuesday to consider whether to override Gov. Pat McCrory’s two vetoes but did not take immediate action, The News and Observer reports.

The House recessed until 4:30 p.m. to give lawmakers time to travel to Raleigh after the holiday weekend. The two bills McCrory vetoed, an immigration measure and a drug testing bill, originated in the House, so the chamber must act first. The waiting Senate recessed until Wednesday morning to give the House time to vote.

Both chambers are expected to void the vetoes by the necessary three-fifths majority but the delay gave McCrory more time to convince his GOP brethren to sustain.

Read more: The News and Observer

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