Lawmakers to let Perdue veto stand

From staff reportsSeptember 12, 2009 

— State House Speaker Joe Hackney said lawmakers will not have a return engagement to Raleigh next week to try to override Gov. Beverly Perdue's first veto.

On Thursday, Perdue vetoed a bill that would have made confidential the documents that lawmakers use to draft legislation.

"After consultation with [Senate President Pro Tem Marc] Basnight and with various members of the House of Representatives, we have agreed that the expense and time required for a veto session are not justified in this case," Hackney said Friday in a prepared statement. "The issues addressed in House Bill 104 are not urgent, and we can discuss the concerns of Gov. Perdue during the short session."

The short session of the legislature begins in May.

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