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NC governor announces gun safety measures, calls for action on 'red flag' bill

Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) on

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"We can certainly do better on the access to treatment end," she said.

The fiscal year started in July, but the state government has yet to pass a budget.

Cooper vetoed the conference budget on June 28, and the Republican-led House has kept an override vote on its calendar but has yet to call for it. A supermajority would be required to override the veto, meaning all Republicans plus seven Democrats. Cooper announced a proposed budget compromise about a week after his veto, but has not received a compromise offer in response from Republican leadership.

Budget negotiations are stalled out over Medicaid expansion. Cooper wants to discuss it as part of budget negotiations, but Senate Republicans do not.

Last year's budget has rolled over into the new year and some stopgap measures have been passed by the General Assembly.

 

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