|NC Governor Pat McCrory and Lumberton after Hurricane Matthew|
If you have ever wondered how deep, the hate goes with in the republican legislative agenda wonder no more. Sorry to get so political, however this is to egregious to not report. Let us hope North Carolina does not re-elect this idiot. I did fact check this on several sites including Raleigh printed news outlets and Raleigh's TV Outlets. Although the governor has been forced to walk this back under re-election pressure, his intent was clear in requesting the funds.
Parts of Lumberton still underwater and impassable yet North Carolina’s governor just pulled money from disaster relief to support the anti-trans HB2.
By Rafi Schwartz - Fusion.net
As North Carolina works to defend its anti-transgender HB2 “bathroom bill” in federal court, Republican governor Pat McCrory has quietly allowed half a million dollars to be transferred out of his state’s disaster relief fund and put toward HB2’s legal fight instead.
According to Raleigh’s The News and Observer, McCrory this week quietly waved through HB805, a bill containing provisions that clarify language and minor issues with legislation passed earlier in the year.
Nestled within the bill, however, is a provision that moves $500,000 out of the state’s Emergency Response and Disaster Relief Fund, and transferred “to the Governor’s Office” for the express purpose of funding “costs incurred from litigation related to S.L. 2016-3″—the legislative session during which HB2 was passed. In other words, North Carolina now has half a million dollars less to fight natural disasters, and half a million more to defend legislative ones. [The money is now under the governors control - not Emergency Preparedness]
The express purpose of [the] funding “costs incurred from litigation related to S.L. 2016-3″—the legislative session during which HB2 was passed.
Republicans in the NC House have reportedly been working on a bill they think would allay concerns the NBA has over HB2. Those "fixes" essentially mandate transgender people undergo expensive medical procedures they may not want in order to obtain a new state-issued card allowing them to use public restrooms of their gender.