Forced annexation of 751 South passes House (again)

No surprise really, as the perfunctory second vote passed the House today. The final count is virtually identical to the previous vote (covered here). A second vote was required for procedural reasons, but the outcome was never really in question.

Interestingly several Democrats decided they know what’s best for Durham too, and joined the GOP ranks in support of the bill which will force Durham to expand its borders despite the Council rejecting a proposal earlier this year.

The bill now moves on to the Senate, which will presumably pass it without much opposition. McCrory (formerly the mayor of NC’s most populous city, so one might think he’s not wholly unsympathetic to local governments being bossed around) has yet to comment on the matter, but if you’re hoping for a veto my 8-Ball says… outlook not so good.

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