NC lawmakers override another Perdue veto


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Submitted: Thu, 01/05/2012 - 1:52pm
Updated: Thu, 01/05/2012 - 1:54pm
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By GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The Republican-led Legislature has overridden Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of a bill that eliminates the ability of North Carolina’s largest teachers’ group to have dues deducted directly from teacher paychecks.

The House barely got enough votes early Thursday to cancel the Democratic governor’s veto, thanks to the absences of some Democratic members and Republican maneuvers. The legislation was designed to target the North Carolina Association of Educators.

Republican leadership used the bill to target the association in part because of its political activities supporting Democrats in the 2010 elections.

The General Assembly initially returned to work Wednesday to consider a Perdue veto that blocked a bill that would eliminate key provisions of the 2009 Racial Justice Act. The Senate overrode that veto, but the House didn’t have the votes.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

3 Comments

  • Guest7969 says:

    I am trying to figure out why it was EVER OK for a government entity to TAKE money from ANYONE for union dues…

  • John A. Difloure says:

    Just like her counterpart Kay Hagan, Perdue is irrelevant.

  • Concerned merit shop supporter says:

    Thankfully, this legislative override is a roadblock for unions moving to get a stronger foothold in North Carolina. The film “Waiting on Superman” should provide enough information for logical thinkers to understand that unions have destroyed learning opportunities or any semblance of efficient education in other areas of the country. The education of our next generation will aways be important to increase the likelihood of prosperity.

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