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Gov Bev won’t sign bill to challenge healthcare law


Gov. Bev Perdue says Republican-backed legislation pushing North Carolina to join other states fighting the federal health care overhaul law isn’t worth a veto battle.

The Charlotte Observer reported Friday that Perdue said during an interview with the newspaper’s editors and reporters that she would not sign the bill now awaiting final action in the state House. The measure would become law without the Democratic governor’s signature 10 days after she receives it.

The bill is a Republican priority. It aims to block a provision in last year’s federal health overhaul law requiring most people to buy health insurance or face a penalty.  Via the News and Observer. 

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