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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans appeared to fall just short in Tuesday’s General Assembly elections of gaining large enough majorities to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s vetoes on their own. But their seat gains eroded further the Democrats’ ability to block bills on abortion and other highly contested legislation. The Senate GOP increased their seats to the number needed to have a veto-proof majority. But Speaker Tim Moore said that House Republicans were one seat shy of a similar threshold. Moore said Wednesday he’s confident House Republicans can get help from Democrats in an override. But that could be more difficult on abortion restrictions, which Cooper and other Democrats campaigned against.

 

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders say they’re shuttling the idea of Medicaid expansion to 2023, rather than attempting to negotiate a bill that could be voted on by December. House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger said so on Wednesday. The House and Senate approved several months ago competing bills designed to cover hundreds of thousands of additional low-income adults. Republicans have disagreed over whether additional health care access changes should be attached to expansion. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s office criticized the delay as “wasteful, irresponsible and cruel.” South Dakota voters on Tuesday passed a constitutional amendment directing the state to accept expansion.