The NC budget finally includes money for testing rape kits – but half as much as our Governor and Attorney General requested. The anti-abortion Human Coalition, which funds crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), will receive 1.2 million dollars. It is always necessary to watch the budget bills because they often contain policy measures in addition to appropriations. The provision in the proposed budget also prevents closing down schools except for specified reasons. Waiting to see if Senate Rules Committee will try to override the Governor’s veto on a bad anti-abortion bill.