make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

ONLY ON 3: Goolsby calls veto override 'wonderful day' in NC

READ MORE: ONLY ON 3: Goolsby calls veto override 'wonderful day' in NC

RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) -- North Carolina's state budget has been adopted, even if the governor does not like it.

The Senate this afternoon approved an override of Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of the spending plan. The vote was along party lines 31-19.

Sen. Thom Goolsby (R-New Hanover County) said it was "a wonderful day in North Carolina," because the state has a balanced budget that won't increase spending.

"Folks need to know that spending in North Carolina has literally gone up over 80 percent in the last 12 years. That's crazy, unsustainable, and it's finally been stopped," Goolsby said.

The House voted just after midnight this morning to override the veto with five Democrats joining Republicans in favor of the override.

Perdue's decision to say no to the budget marked the first time a governor had vetoed a North Carolina budget ever. It was just the 15th veto in state history since governors received the power in 1996.

"Well, she's been overriden," Goolsby said. "You cannot tax people into prosperity no matter how much she might yell that it can be done. And we finally stopped her."

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.



The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.