N.C. GOP overrides vetoes of nuclear, regulatory bills

Lawmakers have overridden each of Gov. Roy Cooper’s vetoes.
The North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

North Carolina Republicans flexed their legislative might again Tuesday by overriding five vetoes, including bills that aim to encourage the use of nuclear power in the state and regulatory reform aimed at helping the agriculture industry.

The party has held veto-proof majorities — at least three-fifths of the seats — in both chambers since a Democrat switched parties in April. Including Tuesday’s five bills, the lawmakers have managed to override each of Gov. Roy Cooper’s (D) 19 vetoes issued this year.

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