- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on the North Carolina legislature conducting overrides of Gov. Roy Cooper’s vetoes (all times local):

6:25 p.m.

The North Carolina General Assembly has completed the override of another veto issued earlier this week by Gov. Roy Cooper.

The Senate voted late Wednesday to make the legislature’s annual “regulatory reform” measure state law despite Cooper’s formal objections. The House voted the same way several hours before. That’s the third override on seven bills vetoed Monday by Cooper.

Earlier Wednesday, overrides were completed on bills altering early in-person voting and making it harder for neighbors of big livestock operations to file complaints about smells and other nuisances. Cooper vetoed the regulatory measure because he says it could end pollution protections at the coast.


11:50 a.m.

The North Carolina legislature has overridden Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s vetoes on Republican bills altering early in-person voting and restricting litigation by neighbors of large livestock operations who have complained about odors.

The House completed the overrides Wednesday following similar Senate votes Tuesday. The two bills are now state law.

The early-voting measure adjusts the current 17-day period by eliminating the final Saturday before an election and moving up the start by one day. All early voting sites also would be open 12 hours a day on weekdays.

A wide-ranging farm bill contains language sought by pork producers after the first of nearly two dozen nuisance lawsuits resulted in a multi-million dollar verdict.

The House also voted Wednesday to override three other vetoes. The Senate still must act on those.

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