Carolina Partnership for Reform points out that the budget makes it more difficult for Governor Roy Cooper to play games with the permit process for gas pipelines. Recall that his people committed extortion dealing with Duke Energy several years ago to divert forced contributions to his favored green energy interests.
And the NC Family Policy Council states that the budget “prohibit(s) state agencies from renewing or extending existing contracts or entering into new contracts ‘for the provision of family planning services, pregnancy prevention activities, or adolescent parenting programs with any provider that performs abortions’.” (pg 275)
This is clearly a provision that takes Planned Parenthood out of the equation. Great news.
Once again, a bad session overall can produce some good outcomes.