Thursday, May 17, 2012

LePage delights pro-lifers and libertarians with PP defunding

From Eric Dondero:

It's a two-fer from libertarian-leaning Republican Governor Paul LePage. Both fiscal conservatives and social conservatives can rejoice over the legislation he just signed into law.

From LifeNews.com, "Maine Gov Signs Budget Zapping $400K to Abortion Biz":
Maine Governor Paul LePage has delighted pro-life advocates today by initially pushing for and now signing a state budget into law that de-funds an abortion business that also funds Planned Parenthood. The abortion business stands to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars as a result.

LePage signed the budget that makes $80 million total in cuts to help reverse a state budget shortfall. He signed the budget hours after the Maine House and Senate gave their final approval to the bill. In final votes last night, the Senate passed the budget 19-14 and the House approved it 75-61.

The budget strips the Family Planning Council of Maine of hundreds of thousands of dollars
Editor's note - You're not likely to see coverage of this at other libertarian sites. Doesn't quite fit the template. And of course, Paul LePage has an 'R' by his name.

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