THE NEW FORTY My bipartisan disappointment...
I think that doing or saying nothing in the face of actions or ideas that you perceive to be inherently wrong or divisive, is -in and of itself -a form of tacit approval. I know I am not alone in this... Posted on 9/16/12 at 11:59 AM
WASHINGTON — Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said Saturday that she plans to hold a markup of a new farm bill in May, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., signaled that he intends to bring it to the Senate floor that same month.
FARGO — The U.S. Senate is poised for a final vote Monday on a bill that would give states the authority to force online retailers to collect sales taxes on goods shipped to places like North Dakota and Minnesota. The House will eventually vote on the bill, too, and unlike past attempts there is growing consensus a law will be enacted this time around.
GRAND FORKS — In her maiden speech Tuesday on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., called for the federal government to “level the playing field” and allow states to collect sales taxes on Internet sales.
WASHINGTON - North Dakota’s senators are on different sides of the political aisle, but they do agree on one thing: The Senate’s gun control debate should focus more on dealing with the mentally ill and criminals than on expanding background checks to buy those weapons.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s director of the Forest Service has agreed to expedite the process for claims for landowners who incurred losses in last week’s Pautre Fire in South Dakota and North Dakota, according to a release by the office of Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.
North Dakota’s freshman Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said Friday she supports marriage equality for same-sex partners, making her the highest-profile elected official in the state to back gay marriage.
GRAND FORKS — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., responded sharply Tuesday to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s TV ad campaign targeting senators who may be reluctant to support pending gun control legislation.
North Dakota is facing a housing crisis, and not just in the Oil Patch. With cities such as Grand Forks and Rugby also experiencing housing woes, officials are brainstorming ways to create affordable housing across the state.
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