North Carolina Senate Rejects Needle Exchange Programs
May 31, 2007
By a 47-2 vote Wednesday, the North Carolina Senate approved a budget plan for the next two years. Before signing off on the budget, however, senators voted 39-10 to remove a provision that would have set up three local needle exchange programs to fight the spread of HIV and hepatitis C.
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