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Will McCrory veto anything?

The Guv has hinted that he might try saying “no” to at least a couple of the General Assembly’s worst, last-minute absurdities (and it would be an amazing act of lap-dogginess if he doesn’t). So, if he does act, which ones will it be?

Over the weekend, Steve Ford at the N.C. Council of Churches neatly summarized three bills that seem to be at the top of the Governor’s potential “No” list:

“If Gov. Pat McCrory goes along with the General Assembly’s partial “disassembly” of state environmental rules – and if North Carolina loses significant ground in the battle against pollution, as likely would be the case – he won’t be able to say he wasn’t warned.

Fourteen of the state’s environmental groups have teamed up with a request that McCrory veto House Bill 74 – which they describe as a ’68-page compilation of special interest handouts.’ The so-called Regulatory Reform Act of 2013 was approved by the Republican-controlled Senate and House in the closing hours of the legislative session that concluded on July 26, with environmental advocates strongly objecting….”

Read Steve’s entire column by clicking here.

4 Comments


  1. Doug

    August 5, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    I am sure he will veto something if anything he did not agree with came across his desk. It would be a moot point anyway since it would be easily overridden….kinda like when Dumplin’ vetoed everything that came across her desk in the waning days of her reign of terror.

  2. david esmay

    August 5, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Hell no, the NC GOTP’s motto is “Let’s take every bad idea we have and make it a law.”

  3. ML

    August 5, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    With one man running the NCGA and the governors office how and why would anything be vetoed? This is art pope’s world and we just get in his way by simply living in it.

  4. Doug

    August 6, 2013 at 11:04 am

    ML,
    You need to take your straw man elsewhere. The government is far from run by one man….otherwise there would not have been all the wrangling and learning to deal with each other over the past several months. This has been well documented by Fitz’ at this very blog trashing the governor and NCGA because things are being debated.

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