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Perdue vetoes death penalty bias law rollback

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Gov. Bev Perdue is vetoing legislation that rolls back a landmark North Carolina law allowing death row inmates to prove their sentence resulted from racial bias. Perdue's veto on Thursday is the second time she's stepped in to defend the Racial Justice Act. Full story...
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House overrides Perdue veto of student loan opt-out

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The House has overridden a veto by Gov. Bev Perdue on legislation to give all North Carolina community colleges the ability to decline to offer certain low-interest federal student loans. Full story...
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NC lawmakers override another Perdue veto

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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. Full story...
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New NC abortion restrictions take effect Wednesday

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New abortion restrictions in North Carolina are set to take effect without a key portion of the measure which focused upon ultrasounds for pregnant women. Full story...
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Abortion restrictions become NC law after veto override

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Women seeking abortions in North Carolina will be required to wait 24 hours and receive state-mandated counseling and an ultrasound before a procedure. Full story...
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NC House beats abortion rules veto, Senate next

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The North Carolina House is pushing ahead with legislation that would place additional restrictions on abortions. Full story...
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NC House overrides Perdue veto on rule-making

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North Carolina legislators have overridden two vetoes issued by Gov. Bev Perdue, meaning some judges will have more power and new rules will govern Medicaid providers. Full story...
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NC Senate goes 6-for-6 on overriding Perdue vetoes

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The North Carolina Senate has made quick work of Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's vetoes by voting to override all six that had been returned to the chamber since June. Full story...
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NC Senate considers overrides as session resumes

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The North Carolina General Assembly is cranking up again to draw new political boundaries for the next decade, but the Senate is focusing first on Gov. Bev Perdue's recent vetoes. Full story...
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NC lawmakers back in session Wednesday to tackle redistricting & veto overrides

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State lawmakers who rushed out of Raleigh last month after completing the state budget and most of their work gradually are returning this week to tackle redistricting and to try to override Gov. Beverly Perdue's vetoes. Full story...
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Perdue's likely veto defeat could be short-term

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Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue would face a short-term political defeat should her historic veto of the North Carolina state budget be canceled by the Republican-led Legislature as early as Wednesday. But her fortunes may turn if her warnings of thousands of job losses in the public schools become true this fall. Full story...
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Democrats Hill, Brisson to vote for budget veto override

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video Gov. Bev Perdue made history yesterday when she became the first North Carolina governor to veto a spending plan. But this budget proposal is far from dead. Five Democrats voted for the Republican-led proposal; two of them right here in our area. But will they stand by their word when it comes to overriding the governor's veto? Full story...
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Perdue vetoes budget, says it moves NC backward

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Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed the state budget proposal. It makes her the first North Carolina governor ever to veto a spending plan passed by the General Assembly. Full story...
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NC jobless take on Perdue jobless benefits veto

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North Carolina residents who just lost unemployment benefits are protesting a political faceoff that halted extended help for 37,000 jobless. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue to veto jobless benefits, cuts

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Gov. Bev Perdue is vetoing legislation that would keep unemployment benefits flowing for about 37,000 long-term jobless workers but also force her to accept a double-digit budget cut. Full story...
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