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NC legislature meets next month to consider vetoes

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

Gov. Pat McCrory has scheduled the session when the North Carolina lawmakers will return to Raleigh to consider overriding his first two vetoes on bills related to immigration and drug testing for welfare applicants.

McCrory issued a proclamation Thursday calling the reconvened session for Sept. 3. The state constitution required him to order one by Sept. 4 or his vetoes would have been canceled automatically.

Now, three-fifths of those present in the House and Senate will have to vote to override to enact each bill. Both pieces of legislation passed by wide margins. McCrory has been using video and Facebook to lobby legislators.

McCrory still has 34 bills on his desk from this year's session. He must act on them by Sunday night or they'll become law without his signature.

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