You are browsing the archive for al carlson.

State Medicaid expansion bill sent to Senate for vote

April 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Lawmakers on two Senate committees recommended passing the proposed Medicaid expansion program that would provide insurance coverage to an estimated 20,000 North Dakotans who are currently living without. Continue Reading

Changes on Fargo-Moorhead diversion amendments likely, but doubts linger

March 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK House Majority Leader Al Carlson of Fargo said Friday he is open to contributing more state funds toward the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project, though whether the project will be able to make use of the money remains in doubt. Continue Reading

ND legislator apologizes for ‘Nazi’ tweet

February 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK A North Dakota House member from Jamestown said Thursday she “had a lapse in judgment,” when she referred to Rep. Al Carlson of Fargo as a Nazi on Twitter. Continue Reading

Jamestown Democrat apologizes for calling Al Carlson a Nazi

February 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK A North Dakota House member from Jamestown took some heat Wednesday for referring to Rep. Al Carlson of Fargo as a Nazi on Twitter. Continue Reading

House Speaker Al Carlson, R-Fargo, column: Vote Republican on Tuesday

November 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

America was built on opportunity, not dependency. It’s our responsibility to do as our parents did to leave this county a better place than we found it. Continue Reading

Carlson: Legislature will fight higher ed board at N.D. Supreme Court over nickname law

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The law is constitutional and the North Dakota Legislature will defend it if the State Board of Higher Education challenges it in the state Supreme Court, House Majority Leader Al Carlson of Fargo said today. Continue Reading

Avatar of WDAY

by WDAY

Local law makers weigh in on same sex marriage issue

February 9, 2012 in WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) _ The controversial challenge to become the state’s first gay married couple is re-igniting heated debate. Lawmakers in both parties are weighing in, wondering if it will come up in the next legislative session. Continue Reading

Laffen to introduce bill to repeal nickname law Monday

November 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

BISMARCK Sen. Lonnie Laffen, R-Grand Forks, who earlier this year voted with the majority to give UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname the authority of law, will introduce the much-anticipated bill to repeal that law today at the start of a special session. It will be a straightforward repeal of the law shephered through the regular session by House Majority Leader Al Carlson, R-Fargo, Laffen said Sunday. Continue Reading

Majority leader: Nickname repeal will pass

October 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Carlson said he’ll vote ‘no’ to protest NCAA ‘bullying’Rep. Al Carlson, R-Fargo, the House majority leader and author of the law requiring UND to keep its Fighting Sioux nickname and logo, said Tuesday that a bill to repeal that law will be introduced in the special legislative session starting Nov. 7 and he expects it will pass. Continue Reading

N.D. House leader expects Nov. 7 start to session

September 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Republican leader of the North Dakota House says he’s expecting the Legislature’s fall special session to begin Nov. 7. Continue Reading