Gov. McCrory signs 27 bills after busy weeks by lawmakers

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has signed a rush of legislation passed by the General Assembly in recent weeks, as lawmakers attempted to clear their calendars ahead of planned budget negotiations.

McCrory announced Thursday that he had signed 27 bills. That includes two hotly debated measures regarding gun rules and the state’s death penalty process.

McCrory did not release a statement on either of those bills, and he was not made available to the press during two public events Thursday.

Death penalty opponents had fought against allowing the state to expedite changing which drugs can be used in lethal injections without much public review.

The gun bill was passed with bipartisan support after Republican amendments were defeated.

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