Worth a thousand words

Posted June 15, 2011 4:54 p.m. EDT
Updated June 16, 2011 6:50 a.m. EDT

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.