Veto session likely to omit override votes until September

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers are returning to Raleigh for a “veto override” session, but it doesn’t sound like they’re going to give Gov. Roy Cooper’s objections much attention now.

The General Assembly is scheduled to convene Thursday, probably only for one day. It’s supposed to consider the four vetoes Cooper issued from over 100 bills lawmakers left him when their annual work session ended June 30.

A key House lawmaker says so many legislators are expected to be absent that action on the vetoed bills will wait until a session in September. The Republican-controlled legislature could take up some other pieces of legislation Thursday.

Many legislators will stay through Friday to attend a redistricting committee whose work is intensifying after new General Assembly maps were ordered by Sept. 1.