STAFF BLOG OIL PATCH DISPATCH N.D. House rejects oil tax reform bill
BISMARCK -- House legislators Wednesday rejected an oil tax reform bill that would have lowered the oil extraction tax, closed a tax loophole for low-producing wells and set up guidelines for a new tr... Posted on 5/1/13 at 7:22 PM
NEW PLATEAUS In the Not-Now
What does it say about Americans that the public is already starting to talk about candidates for president for 2016?
Eckhart Tolle wrote in his book The Power of Now that mankind is threatened by ou... Posted on 2/18/13 at 11:27 AM
THE NEW FORTY Apparently, I am a Betty...
I was reading an article on Huffington Post and I noticed a personality quiz that asked: Which First Lady Are You? My first inclination was aggravation that it wasn't asking me which President I was. ... Posted on 1/22/13 at 8:05 AM
STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY Areavoices Digest #88 - Some top performers
I decided for this week's digest to offer up another look at some of our top performing blogs. They're both consistent with their posts, and their posts seem to generate broad interest in everything f... Posted on 9/5/12 at 3:46 PM
PARVENTING Congrats to Goldie, and thanks for the abortion talk
Goldieis the winner of two DEM-NPL tickets I gave away yesterday as part of a discussion centered around government's role in abortion. Congrats to him.
Unlike my promised random.org means of selecti... Posted on 10/14/11 at 7:55 AM
GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE -- Grand Forks Air Force Base already has absorbed some $800,000 in financial cuts as a result of the federal budget sequester that began last month. But they might be difficult to notice.
GRAND FORKS — A meeting of the State Board of Higher Education began on a tense note today at the University of North Dakota with questions over embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani's leadership skills.
BISMARCK — In the early morning hours Saturday after North Dakota lawmakers wrapped up the longest-ever legislative session, Republicans praised the session as the greatest in history while Democrats said it was full of “squandered opportunities.”
BISMARCK – North Dakota legislators wrapped up their work after 4 a.m. today, setting a record for the longest session in modern history and approving an unprecedented $850 million-plus in property tax relief.
BISMARCK – After starting the day with the House defeating a bill that would have increased funding for K-12 schools and provided about $714 million in property tax relief, the final day of the North Dakota Legislature is dragging on.
BISMARCK -- Reversing a vote from Thursday, House lawmakers today defeated Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s proposal to increase state aid to K-12 school districts while providing about $714 million in property tax relief.
Lawmakers spent the first hour of their last legislative day debating House Bill 1319, arguing whether it had the right provisions to provide property tax relief, though the bill’s supporters continually said it was an education funding bill, not a tax relief bill.
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