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NC lawmakers returning to decide on veto overrides


RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly is returning to work to consider whether to override Gov. Pat McCrory’s first two vetoes.

The legislature is scheduled to reconvene in Raleigh at midday Tuesday, more than five weeks after it adjourned for the year. The state constitution required McCrory to call legislators back when he issued the vetoes.

Republican lawmakers say they’re poised to override the vetoes by the GOP governor on bills to require drug-testing for some welfare applicants and broaden an exemption for employers to avoid using the E-Verify system to check the legal status of new workers. Both bills passed earlier by veto-proof margins. McCrory says the bills are bad and can be fixed next spring.

The House didn’t plan to get down to formal business until late Tuesday afternoon.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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