What’s wrong with State Rep. Eliot Glassheim’s plan is that there’s nothing new in it. It’s exactly the same plan that Congress has — namely, tax and spend enormous sums, and raise the debt ceiling to do it.
In this time of the year where we’re all bombarded by political ads, phone calls, flyers and even ads on Facebook and via email, I’d like to thank Eliot Glassheim for taking the time out of his busy schedule to actually talk to his constituents.
North Dakota legislator and author Eliot Glassheim said he was feeling frustrated with what he was hearing on some radio talk shows when he began research for his latest book, “Sweet Land of Decency: America’s Quest for a More Perfect Union.”
Eliot Glassheim was elected to the North Dakota House in 1974, lost his re-election bid in 1976, was defeated again in 1978 — and then turned those losses into one of the most remarkable political careers in Grand Forks history.
UND social work assistant professor and Near Southside neighborhood resident Bret Weber recently filed petitions to run for the council seat occupied for 30 years by Eliot Glassheim, who is not running for reelection.
NYC native found a home and a cause in city, state government Eliot Glassheim will run for another term to the North Dakota House of Representatives, where the Democrat first served a term in 1975. Voters returned him to the House in 1993, and he's been a state representative in District 18 since. But Glassheim, who turns 74 Friday, has decided his current City Council term is his last.
Hoeven deserves credit for saying that solving the fiscal crisis has to be done “in a bipartisan way” so that “one side or the other doesn’t just beat up on whatever concepts are put out there.”
But are those just words, or does he mean it?
A bill that would allow cities to increase traffic fines created lengthy debate Thursday in the House before gaining approval.
House Bill 1278 would allow cities to increase their traffic fines by up to double the state fines. Cities would keep the additional revenue.
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