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McCrory says he's still pondering last 38 bills

Posted August 6, 2013

Gov. Pat McCrory

— Gov. Pat McCrory says he will decide whether to sign or veto the remaining 38 bills on his desk next week.

Lawmakers adjourned for the year on July 26, leaving the governor with a stack of pending legislation, including a sweeping measure that makes dozens of other changes to the state's election laws.

McCrory did not mention the elections bill Tuesday morning and did not stop to speak with reporters on his way out of the Council of State meeting.

However, during the meeting, McCrory called out two measures remaining on his desk as getting particularly close review. One is a regulatory reform measure, which touches upon subjects important to dozens of industries, including smoking and health regulations for bars and the review of all existing administrative rules crafted to implement state laws. The other is a technical corrections bill for the state budget.

Both bills contain provisions that were passed, combined and recombined during the final days of session as last-minute deals were hammered out between the House and Senate.

"They require extensive review because so much was done in the last 48 hours (of session)," McCrory said. 

Although he didn't say whether he would veto either measure, McCrory did say his staff was drafting executive orders related to the regulatory reform bill. Such orders might give agencies specific instructions on how to deal with provisions in the measure he finds troublesome or not well drafted. During a July 26 news conference, McCrory said provisions in that bill dealing with trash hauling and landfills were potentially problematic.

If McCrory vetoes a bill, he must recall the legislature to give lawmakers a chance to pass the measure over his objections or re-craft it. If he does not sign or veto the remaining bills on his desk by Aug. 25, they will become law without his signature.

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  • 12345_here Aug 9, 2013

    And he is still ponderin.

    Cookies anyone?

    Why does it take him more time to look into voter ID, than into a budget that short changed all the teachers?

  • 42_wral_mods_suck_i'm_gone Aug 8, 2013

    Quit pretending. You are just a RUBBER STAMP for the extreme right.

  • free2bme Aug 8, 2013

    Really, governor McCrory makes all past Governors seem wonderful because he is just that bad. In 7 months he and his buddies have managed to make NC a laughing stock too many across this country.

  • wildpig777 Aug 8, 2013

    Remember the good old days - when we all thought Purdue and Easley were bad governors?

    I DO REMEMBER and upon reflection i continue to believe they were horrically poor gov nors with no sense of leadership direction or purpose-- and the state of nc suffered for it.

    in fact i don't think nc could have done worse had ANYONE else been elected-- i would think that is quite obvivous even to those who are blinded by politics....

  • notexactly Aug 7, 2013

    babs
    Still is a great place for business, still at the top. wake schools have been in trouble for a while. You know busing was found to be unconstitutional, Remember. and the employment was going down before the the reps got control . ( in part because of the recession) But on the bright side employment is coming back up now. I love it here. There are thousands moving here each month now, not to shabby I don't think.

  • sunshine1040 Aug 7, 2013

    Hope he reads them before making a decision and yes I said He reads them not just a staff member as for Purdue and Easly I never said they were bad governor. Bad governors would have been an improvement over them

  • ILoveDowntownRaleigh Aug 7, 2013

    Remember the good old days - when we all thought Purdue and Easley were bad governors?

  • ILoveDowntownRaleigh Aug 7, 2013

    "Gov. Pat McCrory says he will decide whether to sign or veto the remaining 38 bills on his desk next week."

    "McCrory called out two measures remaining on his desk as getting particularly close review."

    2 of the 38 bills are getting close review???? Grrreaaaaat.

  • babbleon1 Aug 7, 2013

    This state was in trouble long before the reps took control. nofreebies

    Let's see: constantly winning 'best business' and 'most attractive to business' awards? Wake Co schools was an award-winning district, before Pope / Luddy bought the school board in 2009. Steady employment growth and relatively low unemployment (to 2009)?

    The 'trouble' we had was that too many people liked us, and were moving here. I guess the GOP fixed that...

    http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LASST37000003

  • babbleon1 Aug 7, 2013

    Oh, he's reading these? How nice.

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