Uncategorized

Senate to decide fate of Governor’s vetoes following House overrides (video)

The NC House took less than an hour Tuesday to override Governor Pat McCrory’s vetoes of two bills that would require drug screening for some welfare recipients, and broaden an exemption for the E-Verify immigration system.

Rep. Jim Fulghum, M.D. urged his colleagues to sustain the governor’s veto of House Bill 392. He argued that the drug-screening bill failed to solve any real problems, and amounted to  ‘kicking a man while he’s down.’

Rep. Dean Arp of Union County said supporting the governor’s veto on this bill was a vote in favor of providing benefits to those taking illegal drugs.

Fulghum took exception to Arp’s insinuation, but in the end the veto was easily overridden, 77-39. In addition to Fulghum,  Representatives Rick Catlin and Nathan Ramsey were the only Republicans in the House who voted to sustain McCrory’s veto of H392.

The veto of the E-verify bill fell next, 84-32.

The NC Senate convenes Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. to vote next on the two vetoed bills. To hear a portion of Tuesday’s House debate on H392, click below:

One Comment


  1. Alan

    September 4, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    I wonder when LSD will comment on the good that this will bring to NC, and ‘the fact’ that it’s actually a massive cost saving to the state?

Check Also

The Week’s Top Five on NC Policy Watch

1. Former House Speaker tried to strong-arm DEQ ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

The House unveiled pieces of its budget Thursday morning at various appropriation committee meetings [...]

A key House committee signed off on the chamber’s public school budget report Thursday, despite Demo [...]

Harold Brubaker, the former Republican House Speaker turned powerful lobbyist, tried to ram through [...]

A bill to limit local regulation of small cell towers is moving to a full House vote, despite concer [...]

The post Trumpcare confusion and Blue Cross Blue Shield’s latest rate hike appeared first on NC Poli [...]

The most shameful thing about the disastrous budget passed by the Senate two weeks ago is not the vi [...]

Court setbacks, public opinion, progressive activism and Trump bode ill for NC conservatives Profess [...]

So, the question as always comes down to one of vision. The elected chieftains who decide how much m [...]

Featured | Special Projects

Trump + North Carolina
In dozens of vitally important areas, policy decisions of the Trump administration are dramatically affecting and altering the lives of North Carolinians. This growing collection of stories summarizes and critiques many of the most important decisions and their impacts.
Read more


HB2 - The continuing controversy
Policy Watch’s comprehensive coverage of North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBT law.
Read more