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2 more Cooper vetoes overridden by General Assembly

June 28, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two more vetoes by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper of bills addressing judicial election districts and insurance have been overridden by the North Carolina legislature.

The Senate completed the overrides Thursday with majorities above the required threshold. The House voted to enact those bills over Cooper’s objections Wednesday.

One new law changes election districts for trial court judges or district attorneys in over a dozen counties. The decision means at least two judicial candidates would have to refile before judicial candidate filing ends Friday. Cooper’s veto message on the insurance bill focused on a provision related to the forfeiture of bail bonds.

The Republican-controlled legislature has now overridden five of Cooper’s seven vetoes he issued Monday. One outstanding measure duplicates the bail bonds provision. The other involves public retirement systems.

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