From the daily archives: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

As our Budget Watcher noted, the big news from the Legislature today was a vote to effectively defund Planned Parenthood.  According to the AP story, the Republicans sought to “avoid constitutional issues” by placing “Planned Parenthood at the back of the line for money rather than defunding it entirely.”

Don’t believe it.

The law passed has a number of significant legal and constitutional consequences.  The Dispatch notes that the Ohio plan is modeled after a law passed in Texas.  So Texas provides a pretty good example of what to expect.

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