Worth a thousand words

Posted June 15, 2011
Updated June 16, 2011

The GOP-penned budget, House Bill 200, became law "notwithstanding executive objection" at 2:48pm on June 15th.

Most of what's in the bill takes effect July 1st, at the start of the new fiscal year.

This isn't the first time the override stamp has been used. NC lawmakers also overrode a governor's veto on August 27, 2008.  Then-Gov. Mike Easley vetoed a bill allowing drivers to tow wider boats on state roads than was permitted at that time. His veto was handily defeated in an effort led by fellow Democrats from coastal areas. 


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  • marktroll Jun 16, 2011

    its a good budget that makes necessary and prudent cuts. no one is unaffected by this, just as no one was unaffected by 2500000000 of overspending.

  • jfreud Jun 16, 2011

    It is a horrible budget that is in no way necessary or prudent.

  • faperrigo Jun 15, 2011

    It is a tough budget, but is is necessary.