The state Senate and House have overridden Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the legislature’s budget. With that, the state has a spending blueprint for the next two years, and the main goal of this year’s session has been reached.
That doesn’t mean all is sweetness and light in Raleigh, however. Cooper delayed actually putting his pen to paper, and lambasted the Republican majority for its supposed neglect of education. Legislative leaders fired back, noting that Cooper had previously declared that his goals included raising teacher pay, bolstering the state’s finances, and lessening the burdens on taxpayers — all of which the budget included. In the end, the GOP majority prevailed, but don’t expect partisan conflict to go away.
To learn more about the override battle, go online to NC Capitol Connection by clicking here.
For more on the budget, click here.