Opinion Roundup: Senate overrides budget veto, voter ID proposed again, new opioid bill and more

Opinion Roundup: Senate overrides budget veto, voter ID proposed again, new opioid bill and more

Senate to override Cooper’s budget veto Friday, June 8, 2018 — A round up of opinion, commentary and analysis on: Senate Republicans override budget veto, voter ID proposed again, new opioid bill gets support from law enforcement, school displays of US mottos approved by House, NC health plans without ACA requirements and more. LEGISLATURE 2018 In style, substance, this budget is bad (Fayetteville Observer) — The only thing less surprising than Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the just-passed state budget was lawmakers’ swift move to override it. Cooper vetoed the $23.9 billion budget plan late Wednesday afternoon. By lunchtime Thursday, the Senate had already stomped it to death with a 34-13 vote. House Speaker Tim Moore was in a little less of a rush to bash the governor and said the House would likely take its override vote early next week. Voter ID is back in N.C., and the justifications are as lame as ever (Charlotte Observer) – N.C. Republicans want a constitutional amendment requiring photo ID to vote. A federal court struck down an NC voter ID law in 2016, and the idea hasn’t gotten any better since then. GARY ROBERTSON: Voter ID proposed again, this time as change to N.C. Constitution (AP reports) — Republicans are poised again to advance a photo identification requirement to vote, despite their previous attempt getting struck down by federal judges. TRAVIS FAIN: Amendment would put voter ID in NC constitution (WRAL-TV reports) — Voters wouldn’t see more detailed language, including what […]

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