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April 4, 2012
Legislative Report District 13: Interim committees get the job done
North Dakota's business continues to be done by your legislators at interim study committees. The Legislative Audit and Fiscal Review Committee (LAFRC) met March 27 to receive audit reports on several state entities. The one which took the most time was the audit of Dickinson State...
April 4, 2012 - 12:00am
February 8, 2012
Dem-NPL hosting dinner, fundraiser
The District 13 and District 16 Dem-NPL will be holding a "Sweetheart Dinner and Fundraiser" on Saturday, Feb . 11, at the West Fargo VFW, 308 Sheyenne St. Guest speaker will be Pam Gulleson, ND Dem-NPL candidate for the U.S. House. A social time will begin at 6 p.m. followed by...
February 8, 2012 - 12:00am
February 1, 2012
Legislative Report District 13: State continues to pay down mills to school districts
Recently, a question came up regarding real estate taxes for 2011. A gentleman called to say that his taxes had gone up, and he wondered if the state had stopped paying the 75 mills to the North Dakota school districts that was started two years prior. The answer, of course, is...
February 1, 2012 - 12:00am
January 18, 2012
Like father, like son
A son to a current District 13 representative has thrown his hat into the political ring for one of North Dakota's newest districts. West Fargo...
January 18, 2012 - 12:00am
December 21, 2011
Legislative Report District 13: A North Dakota success story
Last week, it was demonstrated once again that government can work, if people come together and apply a little common sense. Recently, it had come to my attention that a highly qualified teacher was having trouble with what should have been a simple matter - getting licensed to...
December 21, 2011 - 12:00am
November 30, 2011
Legislative Report District 13: Special legislative session addresses key issues including redistricting
Although I have my phone numbers on the national "do not call" list, I recently have received several solicitation phone calls. I checked with the Attorney General's office and learned that one's numbers should remain on the list and the listing does not need to be renewed. However,...
November 30, 2011 - 12:00am
October 26, 2011
Legislative Report District 13: Interim committee addressing health insurance exchange bill
The Health Care Reform Review interim legislative committee has just completed its work on a bill concerning a state health insurance exchange which will be considered during the special legislative session beginning Nov. 7. There has been a great deal of work and discussion on whether...
October 26, 2011 - 12:00am
August 10, 2011
Legislative Report District 13: Committee addresses variety of studies
The interim committee meetings of the North Dakota Legislature have started to meet and work on the studies assigned to each committee, and the first Human Services Interim Committee was held last week. The studies assigned to the Human Services Committee are as follows: of the Autism...
August 10, 2011 - 12:00am
August 3, 2011
Legislative Report District 13
Interim committee meetings have been taking place, including two on which I serve, the Health Care Reform Review and the Health Services committees. Health Care Reform Review members have the responsibilities to implement the state provisions of the Affordable Care Act, as required...
August 3, 2011 - 12:00am
July 13, 2011
Legislative Report District 13: Legislative Report District 13 West Fargo, state, nation lose one of our finest
On Friday, one of West Fargo's, North Dakota's, and America's finest was laid to rest. Captain Eric "Dirk" Ziegler, 30, was a proud son of West Fargo, as noted by an Air Force buddy who spoke for many who had probably never been to our community or state before, but who knew of...
July 13, 2011 - 12:00am
May 25, 2011
Legislative Report District 13
This week's column, with thanks to Senator Flakoll, will address the K-12 education legislation that was passed in the recent legislative session. With the passage of SB 2150, we will now have achieved our goal of equity and adequacy in K-12 education. Students in all schools,...
May 25, 2011 - 12:00am
April 27, 2011
Legislative Report District 13: Human services budget covers a plethora of needs
The report this week was going to include a review of the Human Services budget, since there are many people interested in that. Senator John Andrist, whose career has been as a newspaperman in Crosby, wrote such an excellent column for his local newspaper that I have asked him if...
April 27, 2011 - 12:00am
March 30, 2011
Legislative Report District 13: Legislative session transition continues at steady pace
The 62nd North Dakota Legislative Assembly is moving into the phase where most bills have been acted upon in one chamber and in committees in the other, and have been sent to the House or Senate floor for votes. As final action is taken on these bills, conference committees will be...
March 30, 2011 - 12:00am
March 23, 2011
Legislative Report District 13: Variety of bills presently being considered, more information available
I will hit on a variety of topics briefly in this column, and I encourage anyone who wants more information to contact me for details. HB 1373 creates $1 million in support for Head Start programs. We have waiting lists for Head Start in many communities, and it provides excellent...
March 23, 2011 - 12:00am
March 2, 2011
District 13 Legislative Report: As crossover point arrives, balancing priorities a must
Crossover is that point in the legislative session when all bills must have been up for votes in their house of origin and, if passed, will cross over to the other house. We have reached that point in the process, and now we will schedule in Senate committees those bills passed by...
March 2, 2011 - 12:00am