Executive vetoes

May 11, 2017 - 4:38 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature has again overridden a veto by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, this one on legislation limiting civil awards for neighbors who sue hog and chicken operations because of displeasure from the smells nearby. The Senate completed the...
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May 10, 2017 - 6:32 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of legislation limiting monetary damages in civil lawsuits filed by neighbors of hog and poultry operations over their smells could soon be canceled. Enough House members voted Wednesday to agree to override the measure, which still needs a Senate vote...
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May 09, 2017 - 2:40 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The House could decide whether a bill that increases South Carolina's gas taxes for the first time in 30 years becomes law. House members voted 102-16 Tuesday to take up a compromise that raises the tax by 12 cents over six years to 28.75 cents per gallon. But it provides a...
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May 08, 2017 - 8:52 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Senators have approved a road-funding compromise that would eventually raise the state's gas tax by 12 cents but allow South Carolina drivers to get the money back. Senators' 32-12 vote late Monday would be enough to override Gov. Henry McMaster's promised veto. The vote came...
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Soon-to-be graduates, Callie Rittweger, left, and Ashley Owen, right, from the University of Georgia's Franklin College of Arts communications program, pose for photos at the Arch, Thursday, May 04, 2017. The university will be having its graduation ceremony May 5 at Sanford Stadium. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation allowing guns on Georgia's college campuses today also. (John Roark/ Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
May 04, 2017 - 8:56 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday allowing people with permits to carry concealed handguns on Georgia's public college campuses, despite the objections of state university leaders and his own veto of a campus-carry measure last year. Deal shocked fellow Republicans with...
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May 04, 2017 - 7:37 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday allowing people with permits to carry concealed handguns on Georgia's public college campuses, despite the objections of state university leaders and his own veto of a campus-carry measure last year. Deal shocked fellow Republicans with...
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May 04, 2017 - 6:45 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican governor has signed legislation allowing people with permits to carry concealed handguns on public college campuses. Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed a similar bill last year. But on Thursday, he signed this year's version and issued a written statement saying the...
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April 26, 2017 - 9:41 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the fight between North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-controlled General Assembly over legislation on administering elections and the size of the state Court of Appeals (all times local): 9:40 p.m. The North Carolina legislature has completed the...
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April 25, 2017 - 11:44 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the partisan clash between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-dominated legislature over an elections administration law (all times local): 11:45 a.m. North Carolina Republican legislative leaders have rushed to the courthouse to try to block expected...
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April 25, 2017 - 11:08 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican lawmakers have voted to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of a bill that reduces his authority over state elections, the latest partisan clash in North Carolina over laws that chip away at executive branch power. The House completed the override Tuesday, a...
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