The New York Times is reporting that Governor Pat McCrory plans to veto bills passed by his fellow Republicans in the General Assembly.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – For the first time in modern history, Republicans are in control of the North Carolina legislature and the governor's mansion, but that doesn't mean they always agree.
The New York Times is reporting that Gov. Pat McCrory plans to veto bills passed by his fellow Republicans in the General Assembly. The article doesn't indicate which pieces of legislation he'll send back to lawmakers.
The governor made national news earlier this week when he signed a voter ID law that does away with same-day registration and reduces early voting.
He signed the bill in private instead of holding a ceremony like he usually does. It's an example of how governors and legislators of the same party sometimes have different priorities.
Senator Thom Goolsby says he doesn't know if McCrory will refuse to sign any bills. Goolsby said there are a number of technical reasons why McCrory might veto legislation.
He said the relationship between the General Assembly and the governor is strong.
"I never saw the inside of the governor's mansion when Beverly Perdue was governor," Goolsby said. "It was a place where I was never invited to. (In) the meetings (during the McCrory administration) I've been to, there have been Republicans and Democrats there. I don't know that a Republican every darkened the door when Beverly Perdue was there."
The governor has until August 25 to take action on the bills. If he doesn't sign them, they automatically become law.
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