(Carolina Journal) An override of Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s budget veto highlighted a day of votes in which the Republican-controlled General Assembly shot down the governor’s vetoes three times.
The General Assembly on Monday night voted to override Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of the state budget bill, clearing the way for adjournment and allowing lawmakers to go home to campaign for the November 2012 general election.
Lawmakers also overrode vetoes on bills that would tighten the Racial Justice Act and set up a framework for fracking to begin in North Carolina.
The $20.2 billion General Fund budget that became law Monday night comprises less than 40 percent of the state’s overall $52 billion budget.
“This is a sound budget which North Carolina needs to move forward,” Rep. Harold Brubaker, R-Randolph, and chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, told his fellow representatives.
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