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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The state government budget proposal written by the North Carolina Legislature is just one vote away from being enacted despite Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s objections.

The House voted early Wednesday to override Perdue’s veto, as Republicans got help from five House Democrats to reach the three-fifths majority in the chamber needed to do so.

The Senate’s override vote could come later in the day. The Senate’s Republican majority is already veto-proof.

People in the crowded House gallery watched as the House met shortly after midnight to take up the override question on the two-year spending plan.

The nearly $20 billion spending proposal for next year spends $220 million less than Perdue’s budget offer and lets temporary taxes expire on time. Perdue said the measure moves the state backward.

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11 Comments on "NC House overrides Perdue veto, Senate vote next"

2015 years 8 months ago

I hope the state hands out job applications for Hardee’s and McDonald’s to those that will be laid off since they are about the only private co’s hiring these days. If you thought income inequality was a problem before, just wait. Enjoy your extra penny people and try not to think about how we’ll now be on par with Mississippi. Yee Haa, the Tea Party strikes again!

2015 years 8 months ago

you’re short sighted and slow on the draw.

This had nothing to do with that extra penny. This had everything to do with a balanced budget. As in do not spend more than you take in.

Good idea though about McDonald’s & Hardees. Throw in Food Lion & Lowe’s. Make every physically and mentally able person, on entitlements, go out and get a job. Then end the handouts.

And for good measure, end Medicaid.

2015 years 8 months ago

The only one to blame for the layoffs is Bev Perdue herself. If she would not have used lottery money as her own personal piggy bank, there would be money to pay more than enough teachers. How about cutting out some of the entitlement programs. Then we can hire more teachers. Oh, wait, we can’t do that. The the lazy, incompetent, slugs draingin society dry would ahve to get a job. Remember a job at hardees is better than no job at all.

2015 years 8 months ago

..but I have NEVER thought that “income inequality” was a problem. As far as I know, only Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, the Politburo of the former Soviet Union, and Liberal Democrats worry about that.

I certainly WILL enjoy my extra penny and bask in the pride and knowledge that my state now does exactly what they say they’ll do: When they pass a TEMPORARY tax increase, it does indeed expire.

Wow! It’s a whole new world!

2015 years 8 months ago

There is no no shame in working at any fast food restaurant. They pay an honest wage for an honest days work, and it is not welfare for the rest of your life.

2015 years 8 months ago

Bearclaw I don’t know what county u are from, but in Columbus County our superintedant makes over $160,000.00 a year, The superintendant before hom retired, and he now works part time for the board of education for $80,000.00 plus a secretary. Last year in the middle of education cuts, Superintendant Strickland and 19 cronies go to the Grovre Park Inn, Asheville for a get together that they could have done right here in Columbus County at an expense of over $6000.00. There were also trips to China and Denmark.What good did that do for our students.Thats the real problem thats going to get us on par with Miss. WWAY reported this and you can see the report on the internet. Padded political pocket books is the main problem!

2015 years 8 months ago

You need to read all that’s in the bill before you get so happy.
( liking something and not knowing what’s in all of it make no common! sense.)
find out what in it ,then you will know if you like it or not)

2015 years 8 months ago

Do you mean like the health care bill?

2015 years 8 months ago

We obviously have five Democrats in the House with some understanding of economic reality and the courage to stand behind their convictions.

2015 years 8 months ago

THANK YOU. This state is finally moving forward. We need to make sure the Governor is not re-elected. She is one of the most incompetent people I have ever seen. I bet she even used Obama when he was in Durham to have him talk with the 5 Dems about changing their minds. Thanks for staying strong.

2015 years 8 months ago

Well said Commonsense and congrats to those 5 democrats.


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