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  [NC] House overrides budget veto in surprise vote with almost half of lawmakers absent
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Last EditedRP  Sep 11, 2019 10:46am
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AuthorDawn Baumgartner Vaughan and Lauren Horsch
News DateWednesday, September 11, 2019 02:20:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionIn a surprise move Wednesday morning, the N.C. House of Representatives voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the state budget with just over half of the 120 members present to vote.

Democrats in the chamber objected to the bill being brought up, saying they were told there would be no votes during the 8:30 a.m. session and that it was just a formality so work could begin. Rep. Jason Saine, a Lincolnton Republican, made the motion to reconsider the state budget and chaos in the chamber quickly ensued. House Speaker Tim Moore, a Kings Mountain Republican, said that announcement was not made, and even asked the House Clerk to back him up.

House Democratic leader Darren Jackson, of Wake County, said he told his caucus that they did not need to be at the morning session because Rep. David Lewis, a Harnett County Republican, told him there would be no recorded votes.
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