Saturday, May 30, 2015

McCrory Trying To Save His Governorship with Vetoes

Gov. Pat McCrory issued a second veto in just two days, saying no to the "Ag-Gag" bill. Good for him. Either he really does find the law against whistle-blowing objectionable on moral grounds, or else he's reading the polls and has decided to fight for reelection. Either way, good on him.

According to the N&O, McCrory "told a group of business representatives that more vetoes are coming."

The "Ag-Gag" bill, H405, passed both houses of the General Assembly easily, which means that an override of the veto is not only possible but likely ... unless public pressure turns around the Democrats who voted for it (!) and a few Republicans too.

If the General Assembly overrides the Guv's veto on Ag-Gag and on the magistrate's "opt-out from icky gay marriage" law, that will further marginalize the General Assembly's majority from voting independents, who already regard Phil Berger et al. as the political equivalent of prickly heat.

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