It’s official; the North Carolina House and Senate have overridden Gov. Cooper’s veto of the 2018 State Budget. Earlier today the House voted 73-44 to override the Governor’s veto. Rep. Duane Hall (D-Wake) was the lone Democrat to join Republican efforts. Last week, the Senate voted 34-13, along party lines to negate the Governor’s veto. It was the second year in a row lawmakers voted to do so. Three-fifths of each chamber must vote to override the Governor’s veto for legislation to become law.
The new $23.9 billion dollar state budget takes effect July 1, 2018.