Warming up the stamp?

Perdue spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson says at least three bills headed to the governor's desk will likely get a red-ink reception.

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Laura Leslie

Lawmakers have been busy this past week sending stacks of bills over to the desk of Gov. Bev Perdue.  At least three may not get a warm welcome. 

Perdue spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson didn't say her boss would or would not veto any particular bill. But...

H854, "Women's Right to Know," adding a 24-hr waiting period, a mandatory ultrasound and state-approved counseling before an abortion: "This concerns her," Pearson said. "The governor is pro-choice, as you know. And she's concerned about the government intrusion in the doctor-patient relationship. She doesn't like that." 

H351 "Restore Confidence in Government," the photo voter ID bill: Pearson said the governor can't support "handpicking certain citizens who, despite the fact they're eligible, will find it more difficult to vote," Pearson said.  "The time for that is long gone in North Carolina. We are better than that."

S727, No Dues Checkoff for School Employees, the bill targeting NCAE: "This seems to be yet another attack on teachers," Pearson said.

But other bills are likely to get a warmer reception, and Pearson said H650 Amend Various Gun Laws/Castle Doctrine might be among them.  "As you know, the Governor is a lifetime NRA member," Pearson said. "She understands and supports gun rights. She'll have to read it carefully, of course, but she tends to be pretty moderate on guns."


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