Gov Perdue Vetoes Lawmaker Confidentiality Bill

Beverly Perdue has vetoed her first bill as North Carolina governor, blocking legislation that expands what requests and documents General Assembly members can keep confidential.

Perdue said Thursday the bill approved unanimously by the House and Senate last month unecessarily adds new restrictions on public access to legislative information.

The decision means she must call legislators back to Raleigh within 10 days so they can consider whether to override the veto.

The governor had until midnight to clear her desk of five remaining bills left behind by the Legislature when it adjourned in August. She had already signed more than 100 bills into law.

North Carolina governors have vetoed 10 bills since the chief executive received the authority in 1997.

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  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Sep 10, 2009 at 05:49 PM
    It passed unanimously - which sure gives her good cover to veto it and still know that the veto will be over ridden. The Pols win both ways. She gets cover and the legislature gets cover. Surprise!!!
  • by McArthur Park on Sep 10, 2009 at 05:15 PM
    I still do not trust our governor and I SURELY distrust our great "leaders" of the legislators. THROW THE BUMS OUT!!!

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