WITN  | Greenville, NC  | News, Weather, Sports

NC House Speaker Leaving Denver For Veto Session

House Speaker Joe Hackney is leaving the Democratic National Convention in Denver to consider fighting a veto by Gov. Mike Easley.

The Orange County Democrat has booked a flight back to Raleigh
so he can attend Wednesday's scheduled session to reconsider a bill
that would ease boat towing restrictions. Easley vetoed the measure
last week because he said the plan could lead to more roadway
accidents.

Easley and Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand also are in Denver
but have not yet made plans to return for the session.

As required by the state constitution, Easley scheduled the
session within 10 days of his veto.

The session will give lawmakers an opportunity to override his
veto or draft compromise legislation.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 27507969