Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed HB2, Protect Health Care Freedom, the bill both exempting North Carolinians from the individual mandate in the federal health care legislation and ordering Attorney General Roy Cooper to join the multistate lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the law.
In order to override the Governor’s veto, the votes of three-fifths of House members (72) are needed. The Republicans hold 67 seats. Two Democrats already crossed party lines to vote in favor of the bill. That means three more Democrats will have to cross party lines in order to override Perdue’s veto.
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