Thursday, December 15, 2016

Changes in the powers of the North Carolina Governor requires a vote by the electorate.

ARTICLE III (click here)


Section 1.  Executive power.
The executive power of the State shall be vested in the Governor....   

December 15, 2016
By Rebecca Herscher

The Republican-controlled North Carolina Legislature (click here) has introduced measures to limit the powers of the incoming Democratic governor.

Roy Cooper, the state's current attorney general, beat current Republican Gov. Pat McCrory by a slim margin in the November election. McCrory initially refused to concede until a vote recount proved he had lost by about 10,000 votes.

On Wednesday, the state Legislature met for a special session called by Republican lawmakers ostensibly to pass a disaster relief bill for Hurricane Matthew.

But once the relief bill had been passed, the Legislature moved to introduce a slew of new laws which, if passed, would go to McCrory to sign....