Gov. Perdue put her veto stamp on a bill approved by the state legislator that would have created thousands of jobs for North Carolinians and move us a step toward more affordable energy. Her veto of legislation approving a process allowing for energy exploration is her third this session. Of course, Perdue was for it before she was against it.
Perdue’s veto comes after state lawmakers issued a state study that said hydraulic fracturing could be done safely in North Carolina. The lame-duck Perdue for some reason decided to place political pandering to a far-left radical environmental base ahead of job creation and affordable energy.
Perdue has also vetoed the state budget approved by the General Assembly and a bill created common-sense reforms to the flawed Racial Justice Act.
Legislative leaders have indicated they want to wrap up the session this week. Stay tuned to see if they garner enough support to override any (or all) of Perdue’s vetoes.