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N.C. Senate overrides all 6 vetoes (corrupt RAT gov Perdue now LOVES offshore drilling)
Charlotte Observer ^ | 7/14/11 | Craig Jarvis and Lynn Bonner

Posted on 07/14/2011 10:06:17 AM PDT by Libloather

N.C. Senate overrides all 6 vetoes
Action against Perdue may be just a message. There's no guarantee the House will do the same.
By Craig Jarvis and Lynn Bonner
Staff Writers
Posted: Thursday, Jul. 14, 2011

RALEIGH In quick order and with little debate, the state Senate overrode all six vetoes of its bills on Wednesday, sending Gov. Bev Perdue a clear - if not necessarily effective - message.

Although the Republican-controlled Senate flexed its muscles, successful overrides aren't guaranteed in the House and so might amount to no more than an opportunity to make a political statement. After the votes, Phil Berger, Senate president pro tem, told reporters that many of the bills were meant to help the economy.

"We've heard a chorus of 'Where's the jobs legislation? Where's the jobs legislation?' " Berger said. "We passed jobs legislation and then the governor vetoes a number of them. ... I think that's a strong message."

Yet it wasn't all party politics. Several of the overrides passed with Democratic support, reflecting a difference of opinion among Democrats over the governor's rationale for some of her vetoes.

(Excerpt) Read more at charlotteobserver.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: carolina; drilling; nc; northcarolina; oil; perdue; senate; veto
Roll up your sleeves, RATS. By the time you arrive for your convention, you maybe handed a drill.

Perdue writes letters on offshore exploration
RALEIGH -- Gov. Bev Perdue has written letters to show she's committed to offshore energy exploration that creates North Carolina jobs and royalties, although she recently vetoed a bill on the topic.

1 posted on 07/14/2011 10:06:20 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I’d say the chances of the overrides passing are pretty darn good....and that’s a good thing.


2 posted on 07/14/2011 10:15:53 AM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: Libloather

so theres earl off the NC coast? who knew?


3 posted on 07/14/2011 10:17:49 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: RitchieAprile
so theres earl off the NC coast? who knew?

The Minerals Management Service estimates that the outer continental shelf (OCS) contains 86 billion barrels of oil and 420 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. All of which is currently off-limits. VA and SC want to get together and work on a way to tap part of the Atlantic OCS. NC Republicans want their executive office to join in with the two states, and Bev "I was for offshore-drilling before those nasty Republicans tried to force me to support offshore-drilling" Perdue has a hissy fit about the constitutionality of the legislature forcing the governor into a compact with other states.
4 posted on 07/14/2011 10:31:40 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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