BREAKING NEWS: THE STATE SENATE VOTED MONDAY NIGHT TO OVERRIDE GOV. BEV PERDUE'S VETO OF THE STATE BUDGET LESS THAN AN HOUR AFTER THE HOUSE APPROVED AN OVERRIDE. THE BUDGET NOW BECOMES LAW, DESPITE THE GOVERNOR'S OBJECTIONS.
The North Carolina General Assembly voted late Monday to override Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of the $20.2 billion 2012-13 state budget.
The House was first to approve the override in a 74-45 vote cast just before 10 p.m. The Senate quickly followed with a vote of 31-10..