NC: “Senate halts ethics/elections merger bill for now”

News and Observer:

The state Senate on Monday night voted not to go along with a House bill that would merge the ethics and elections commissions.

Instead, the bill was sent to a conference committee of Senate and House members to work out a compromise.

Gov. Roy Cooper said last week he would veto the bill because it curtails voting rights. It also deprives the governor of the power to control the boards through appointments.

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