Legislature fails to override Cooper’s recent vetoes

Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 10:16 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 8, 2020 at 3:32 PM EDT
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - Republican legislators failed to end their streak of coming up short on vetoes from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.

The House and Senate Wednesday afternoon tried override attempts on five of the six bills that Cooper vetoed.

Three of the bills had to do with reopening businesses during the pandemic, a fourth would have lessened the governor’s power to issue executive orders while another addresses concealed weapon permit holders at some churches.

A Cooper veto hasn’t been overridden since late 2018. It’s the result of Democrats holding enough seats to uphold vetoes if they remain united.

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