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McCrory's 2 vetoes heading to NC Senate next

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

Two bills passed by the North Carolina General Assembly this summer could soon become law despite Gov. Pat McCrory's formal objections to them.

The Senate prepared to meet Wednesday morning to consider whether to override McCrory's vetoes. The House canceled both of them Tuesday after less than an hour of debate.

The bills at issue require drug-testing for welfare recipients and create a wider exemption for employers to calculate whether they must access a federal database to determine the legal status of new hires.

The drug-testing bill succeeded in the House although more than a dozen Democrats changed their minds since their votes in July and voted to sustain the veto. House Republicans remained divided over the E-Verify bill.

Overrides require support of at least 60 percent of legislators present.

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