House to vote on possible override of Perdue’s veto of state budget bill

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Submitted: Wed, 06/15/2011 - 2:52am
Updated: Wed, 06/15/2011 - 3:39am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina House plans to vote
after midnight on whether to override Gov. Beverly Perdue’s veto of
the state government budget bill.

House Speaker Thom Tillis said Tuesday night he intends to call
the vote early Wednesday morning because he wants to resolve the
matter and give agencies and schools time to prepare for the new
fiscal year.

The Republican House needs support from at least four Democrats
for a successful override. Five Democrats supported the final
budget earlier this month and said this week they planned to stick
with the GOP.

Senate leader Phil Berger said his chamber would consider an
override later Wednesday if the House vote is successful. Enacting
the budget would set the stage for the General Assembly to end the
annual session this weekend.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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