As a former Park Board commissioner, I had the chance to work with Lonnie Laffen on various projects. He was diligent in his efforts to keep projects under budget and provide real value for taxpaying citizens.
Niagara man cites unfinished business for run Sen. Arthur Behm, D-Niagara, will seek re-election to the North Dakota Senate, he announced Tuesday. He has served in the Senate since 2006, representing District 19 that includes most of rural Grand Forks County.
Senate Bill 2271 would have required any individual responding to a domestic disturbance to report to authorities if they find a family pet or animal in the home that also had been mistreated or abused.
Unfortunately, I met with resistance to this bill from a variety of sources.
North Dakota State Sen. Tracy Potter confirmed Friday morning that he will seek the Democratic-NPL Party’s endorsement for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Byron Dorgan at the end of his term. Potter, of Bismarck, is a Grand Forks Central and UND graduate.
Gov. John Hoeven has vetoed parts of four bills approved by the North Dakota Legislature, saying many of the disapproved sections were unconstitutional attempts by legislators to expand their own powers.
Legislative sessions often make some history with new laws or initiatives. With the help of natural disasters, a nationwide recession and a tobacco program controversy, the 61st Legislative Assembly, which adjourned just after midnight Tuesday morning, made more than most.
UND gets money for Education Building The North Dakota Legislature has approved a $795 million higher education bill that includes $31 million in financial aid for students but does not guarantee a tuition freeze as some lawmakers had hoped.
House members negotiating with the Senate on funding for the state University System agreed Wednesday to plug in millions more dollars for need-based student aid, for per-campus initiatives and several building projects.
Hoeven to sign legislation today Most North Dakotans should see a significant drop in their school district property tax bills and a slight dip in their income tax the next year after the Legislature passed a bill Wednesday.
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