On the record: How WNC legislators voted in the overrides of the governor’s veto of the state budget

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On June 15, the North Carolina House of Representatives and the North Carolina Senate each voted to override Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of the state budget, thus enacting the 342-page Current Operations and Capital Improvements Approprations Act of 2011(Session Law 2011-145).

The House voted 72-47 and the Senate voted 31-19 to override the governor’s veto of the budget. Here’s a roll call of how Western North Carolina lawmakers voted:

Western North Carolina state representatives Patsy Keever (D-Buncombe), Ray Rapp (D-Madison) and Susan Fisher (D-Buncombe) chat on the House floor in April 2011. Photo by Travis Fain.

North Carolina House of Representatives members in WNC

North Carolina Senate members in WNC

  • Sen. Debbie Clary (R), who represents Rutherford and Cleveland counties (District 46), voted FOR the veto override.
  • Sen. Ralph Hise (R), who represents Avery, Haywood, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell and Yancey counties (District 47), voted FOR the veto override.
  • Sen. Tom Apodaca (R), who represents Buncombe, Henderson and Polk counties (District 48), voted FOR the veto override.
  • Democratic Leader Sen. Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. (D), who represents Buncombe County (District 49), voted AGAINST the veto override.
  • Sen. Jim Davis (R), who represents Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain and Transylvania counties (District 50), voted FOR the veto override.

Source: North Carolina General Assembly website.

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Kathleen O. Davis

Kathleen O. Davis is a contributing reporter to Carolina Public Press. Contact her at kathleenodavis@gmail.com.

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