THE NEW FORTY Senate Bill 2326...don't drink the Kool-Aid!
It is a good thing I don't live in Bismarck. Heaven only knows how much time I would spend at the Capitol frothing at the mouth while trying to convey to legislators the idiocy of some of the things t... Posted on 2/17/13 at 11:22 AM
Chancellor Hamid Shirvani made an early pitch to legislators Monday to justify why the University System should expand its staff by 30 workers instead of the seven new employees included in Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s budget proposal.
Kjersti Johnson’s death at the age of 71 “came very suddenly,” the Hillsboro Banner reported in 1933. Ray Holmberg of Grand Forks, a state senator and retired high school guidance counselor, has heard stories about Kjersti recently from an elderly aunt in Colorado. As he learned about her, he thought about the tragic clash between Dakota Indians and white settlers 150 years ago and how the wound has festered.
Baesler has guided education policy at the local, state and national level.
She is the only full-dimensional candidate in the race. I hope Herald readers will join me in voting for Baesler for superintendent of public instruction.
Senate Appropriations Chairman Ray Holmberg, R-Grand Forks, said about alleged disparities in funding between UND nad NDSU: “The simple answer is the statement can be either true or false, depending upon your agenda. Selective research allows anyone to persuasively argue either way. Misleading without lying.
The Taylor proposal would have required the state to make up the difference between what the maximum possible relief might be and what the federal government would actually provide under the Community Development Block Grant program.
Proposed map would remove District 16, call for special elections to narrow down too many regional incumbents Redrawing the boundaries of North Dakota’s 47 legislative districts could remove a northeastern district entirely and pit local incumbent representatives and senators against each other in the 2012 elections.
An analysis shows that adding new districts to the North Dakota Legislature would cost at least $1.2 million each over 10 years, though some lawmakers said Thursday that the cost would be worthwhile if more legislators resulted in improved representation.
Who keeps track of how much funding is being spent in all of the North Dakota Legislature's bills. How does the Legislature keep track of the spending levels? Do they have specialized staff for this purpose?
Herald readers need to remember that North Dakota has a long and proud tradition of citizen input into the legislative process. As a citizen Legislature, we always have believed that any idea — whether profound or ridiculous — gets its day in court, and what is profound to one legislator or citizen may be absolute nonsense to another.
Even the challenger admits this race could be perceived as lopsided. At one forum, Thomas Petros lamented half-jokingly that he had to run against Ray Holmberg, a 33-year veteran of the Senate, who also happens to chair the Appropriations Committee.
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