STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Hawken seeks speaker of the House post
Rep. Kathy Hawken, R-Fargo, has notified fellow legislators that she's interested in serving as speaker of the House this coming legislative session. Here is the letter she sent out:
"The 2011 Le... Posted on 8/3/10 at 9:49 AM
Center for Reproductive Rights challenges admitting privileges statute
Legal counsel for North Dakota’s sole abortion clinic has filed suit against Cass County and the state over one of four anti-abortion measures recently passed by the Legislature, with the intent of challenging two more.
The university, the North Dakota University System chancellor and the State Board of Higher Education saw the need to ensure continued excellence in legal education for decades to come at North Dakota’s law school.
At a time when many states are pinching pennies to balance their government budgets, North Dakota just increased education funding, allocated billions to infrastructure improvements and provided $1.1 billion in tax relief.
Following a legislative session that invested hundreds of millions in higher education and approved a new funding formula for colleges, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said he trusted the State Board of Higher Education’s ability to resolve questions hanging over the system’s chancellor.
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.
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