Gov. Cooper to veto N.C. budget; legislative override likely


Gov. Cooper to veto N.C. budget; legislative override likely

Gary D. Robertson / Associated Press
RALEIGH — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Monday he will veto the state budget put on his desk by Republican lawmakers, calling them irresponsible when it comes to spending priorities and tax cuts.
“Rather than matching the dreams and aspirations of our people, this budget is short-sighted and small-minded,” Cooper said at an Executive Mansion news conference. “It lacks the vision that our state demands at this pivotal time of growth and change.”
GOP legislative leaders vowed a quick override — a very likely result given Republicans hold large majorities and have been unified in budget votes …

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