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McCrory: Furniture industry pushed E-Verify bill (access required)

North Carolina furniture makers are pushing back after Gov. Pat McCrory suggested they are behind a new law giving employers more time to verify the immigration status of workers. McCrory made the comments Wednesday shortly after legislators voted to override his veto of the bill, saying manufacturing companies in such towns as High Point lobbied hard in favor of the bill because they want to hire illegal immigrants.

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McCrory may benefit from vetoes no matter outcome

Republicans leading the General Assembly and the executive branch find themselves in an intraparty tug-of-war over relatively low-key legislation that may reveal who's got political strength in Raleigh and let Gov. Pat McCrory display some independence. The legislature reconvenes Tuesday to consider whether to override two McCrory vetoes on bills requiring government drug testing of some welfare applicants and broadening exceptions for employers required to confirm whether new employees can work in the country.

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