GOP falls short in Cooper budget veto override

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina Republicans in the General Assembly have fallen short trying to overturn Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's vetoes on teacher pay and the budget during a one-day session. 

The Senate failed on Tuesday to override Cooper's veto of a measure that would have enacted pay raises for teachers, teacher assistants and other staff at levels contained in the larger two-year budget Cooper also vetoed last June. 

A budget stalemate has dragged on ever since, save for several ``mini-budgets`` that have been approved.

Now the impasse will extend at least until late April, when the General Assembly is next scheduled to meet.