Cooper Vetoes GOP Bill That Sought To Weaken AG's Powers
Last updated 9/29/2021 at 9:14am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — N.C. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a measure Monday that would have limited the powers of the person in his former position — attorney general — to enter into future legal settlements. The legislation was passed by Republicans furious with Cooper's successor over his handling of a 2020 elections lawsuit.
The measure, approved on party lines, would have required formal approval of settlements challenging state law or the constitution by the Senate leader and House speaker when they are named parties.
GOP legislators complained that Demo-cratic Attorney Gene...