THE NEW FORTY Can I get an AMEN??!!
I am really trying to not be judgmental or unfair today; as such, I won't be going on a full-blown rant on hypocrisy (which was my initial inclination - it took me a full two hours to find my way off ... Posted on 2/24/13 at 9:30 PM
GRAND FORKS — Although a resolution to replace the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education with a three-member commission might appear to be prompted by recent controversy, board member Grant Shaft said there has been similar legislation every session.
With its 80-day deadline looming on May 6, the North Dakota Legislature has a lot to accomplish in just a few days.
Over 100 bills still remain in conference committee and local legislators say it’s time to buckle down and get the job done.
During the last of three “Coffee With Your Legislators” events Saturday, what to do with stimulus package money seemed to take center stage.
The event, held in Dickinson City Hall, featured Republican Sens. Rich Wardner and George Nodland, Democrat Rep. Shirley Meyer and Republican Rep. Nancy Johnson, all from Dickinson, who updated the 30 or so attendees on bills being considered and where money is being spent.
Property tax relief is one of the stated goals North Dakota state legislators have pointed to all session for the 2009-2011 biennium.
During a “Coffee with Your Legislators” event held Saturday at Dickinson City Hall, several residents questioned whether or not true property tax relief is possible if certain bills being discussed in Bismarck pass.
BISMARCK — Even the locomotive engineers think today’s train horns are too loud.
BNSF Railroad engineer John Risch of Bismarck was among a crowd testifying to legislators Wednesday for state aid to subsidize North Dakota cities’ “quiet rail” efforts.
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