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Bill affecting public school teachers still being debated in House

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- House Democrats trying to preserve Gov.
Beverly Perdue's veto of a bill that affects a North Carolina
teachers' group say Republicans are unfairly targeting public
school teachers who have challenged the GOP on legislation.

The House debated but didn't vote Wednesday on a motion to
override Perdue's veto of the measure that ends the state's
practice of deducting the dues of members of the North Carolina
Association of Educators directly from paychecks.

The Senate voted to override the veto last week. House
Republicans likely need more votes to cancel the veto.

Debate was postponed until at least Thursday to take up other
business after more than 20 lawmakers wanted to speak to the
measure.

Republican backers of the bill say more education groups would
be affected by the bill.

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

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