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
I was so disappointed to see the decision made by state Sen. Ray Holmberg, R-Grand Forks, to exclude Democratic members of Legislative Management from leadership roles during the legislative interim session.
Since the end of the 2013 legislative session, we’ve seen several news stories projecting a 40 percent decrease in property taxes, thanks to the passage of House and Senate tax-relief bills — along with statements that if property owners don’t see such relief, they should hold their local governments accountable.
The election of Sen. Ray Holmberg, R-Grand Forks, a 38-year veteran of the Legislature and chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, as chairman of the interim Legislative Management Committee may signal a shift to a more moderate and a more collegial Legislature.
The recent ND legislative session should have been the moment our state pieced together a 30-year plan to lead the nation in innovative means across all sectors both public and private. Instead, it was clear under current leadership there is no plan to implement a visionary future for North Dakota.
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.
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