NDSU Backtracks On Partnership With Planned Parenthood

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Alternate headline: University President Suddenly Very Deferential When Legislature Is In Session

NDSU President Dean Bresciani was on the Scott Hennen Show today and was asked about his institution’s legally dubious decision to partner with far-left abortion mill mogols Planned Parenthood for sex education. The legislature had already turned down the federal funds in question (where were a part of the Obamacare law), but NDSU decided to accept them.

Which is problematic given that NDSU isn’t some separate entity from the state. Bresciani said their legal department’s first analysis of the situation found it to be legal, but that a subsequent analysis has found that not to be entirely the case.

Translation: We don’t piss off legislators when they’re deciding our budget.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Drx-0jk7ep8&w=560&h=315]

Truth be told, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Bresciani’s sudden willingness to defer to the legislature’s preferences on this issue lasted as long as the legislative session does.

Let’s not forget that Bresciani, and NDSU, are the same people who instituted a huge tuition increase, well beyond what the legislature authorized, as soon as the last legislative session is over. To say that Bresciani, and NDSU, have a credibility issue with the legislature is an understatement.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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    Yes, I agree I think it is more smoke and mirrors.

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