North Carolina: “Cooper goes on veto binge, rejecting seven bills”


 In his largest set of vetoes to date, Gov. Roy Cooper rejected seven bills late Monday, including one changing early voting schedules and a second that would insulate hog farm operators from nuisance lawsuits filed by neighbors.

Lawmakers are expected to hold override votes on all seven this week.

Senate Bill 325 sets up a 17-day early voting period that runs from mid-October to the Friday before Election Day, eliminating voting on the final Saturday before Election Day. It also would require all early voting sites to be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays during the period. Counties could set their own weekend hours, but all sites would have to be open those hours….

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