For much of the eight hours of committee debate on the N.C. House budget Wednesday, it almost seemed that lawmakers were talking about a different proposal than the one before them.
Among the 70 amendments considered were calls to restore money for prison chaplains and the marketing of the state's wineries. They were both approved.
There was a heated debate about Planned Parenthood, which was more a reflection of the venom of the anti-choice, anti-family-planning Republicans than anything to do with the actual state budget.
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