McCrory finds veto stamp—three days late

Governor Pat McCrory finally discovered his veto stamp today, using it to block a new law that would have expanded some exemptions for the troubling e-verify system and another bill that would have required drug testing for welfare recipients.

McCrory deserves some credit for rejecting the drug-testing bill as the ACLU of NC explained well in a statement today.

Too bad McCrory didn’t find that veto stamp three days ago.


  1. Tim Peck

    August 15, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    This afternoon, Governor McCrory vetoed HB392 — legislation which requires that certain applicants for public assistance first pass a drug test (and in some cases a criminal background check). Here’s a useful Q&A on the bill:


  2. jacob Jacobs

    August 15, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    LOL at Tim Peck!! This “useful” Q&A on the drug testing bill, was almost as “useful” as other articles listed on this same site. I am referring to Fire arm laws: the facts, and State education spending: the facts. All are written by far right wing conservatives, cherry picking their research-challenged facts. Don’t waste your time reading any articles on this site.

  3. LayintheSmakDown

    August 16, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Blocking is kind of a harsh word….delaying is more like it until the GOP comes in to save the day with what will probably be a special session. It is amazing Pat chose this bone to throw to the progressives as if he is against anything the NCGA is doing. Really….do we want to continue to fund handouts for druggies and the alcoholics? This is probably the dumbest thing I have seen out of the governor’s office since Dumplin’ has left, but still worlds less dumb than anything that went on when she was there.

  4. Jim Wiseman

    August 16, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    I don’t know what he was thinking. Both of these bills were needed. Must of had a “progressive” moment.

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