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GOP senators fail to override Cooper’s school mask veto

GOP senators fail to override Cooper’s school mask veto
Published: Mar. 9, 2022 at 5:53 PM EST
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - North Carolina Senate Republicans have failed to override Gov. Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 173, or the Free the Smiles Act.

The legislation would have allowed K-12 students to opt-out of indoor mask-wearing mandates set by local school boards, with their parents’ permission.

WRAL reports the vote was 27-21, but Republicans needed 30 yes votes to override.

The bill was approved by the Republican-controlled General Assembly with some Democratic support in mid-February.

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