House Republican leadership opted Tuesday not to take a vote to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the Republican state budget compromise.
The bipartisan Medicaid expansion legislation House Bill 655 was not heard as well.
The next opportunity will be at 4 p.m. today as the budget stalemate enters Day 41.
Cooper vetoed House Bill 966 on June 28, citing the lack of Medicaid expansion as a primary reason, along with not enough funds in the Republican budget compromise dedicated to public education spending, infrastructure and environment issues.
Republicans need at least seven Democratic House members and at least one Democratic senator to vote for a veto override. That means most House Democrats have to be present for any potential vote.
As the two sides remain entrenched, analysts say it could take more weeks, if not months, for a compromise to be reached.Continue reading...