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Coalition organizes to oppose proposed N.D. conservation ballot measure

November 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO – A coalition headed by an influential business group is preparing to mount a campaign opposing the proposed Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Fund aimed for the November 2014 ballot.

Andy Peterson, president of the Greater North Dakota Cham…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Coalition organizes to oppose proposed N.D. conservation ballot measure

November 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO – A coalition headed by an influential business group is preparing to mount a campaign opposing the proposed Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Fund aimed for the November 2014 ballot.

Andy Peterson, president of the Greater North Dakota Cham…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

LETTER: 2nd Amendment should be respected

March 9, 2013 in The Daily Republic

On April 19, 1775, the central government marched troops to the towns of Lexington and Concord for the purpose of seizing the weapons from the people.
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SD won’t call for constitutional convention

February 20, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Legislators sought resolution related to US debt, but fear runaway consequences.
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Resolution reprises 1998 higher ed measure to change state constitution

February 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Lawmakers are discussing a resolution that would let voters decide to change and delete language in the state constitution about the North Dakota’s public universities. Continue Reading

Ritchie schools local leaders on Constitution

November 20, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie gave a brief history lesson on the state’s Constitution at the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities fall conference on Thursday, November 15. Continue Reading

COLUMN: Lincoln’s perfect gem recalled today, the 149th anniversary of Gettysburg Address

November 19, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

The Supreme Court is poised to decide blockbuster cases about affirmative action, the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act and, possibly, marriage equality. Let’s hope the justices remember how President Lincoln captivated the nation and helped transform the Constitution from a slaveholders’ charter to a document that affirms liberty, equality, and democracy. They should all see “Lincoln,” then reread his “perfect gem” of a speech. Continue Reading

Voters add farmer protection to constitution

November 8, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Voters in heavily agriculture-dependent North Dakota became the first to enshrine the right to farm in their state constitution, a move that some say could have far-reaching effects on genetic modification, land use and the way animals are raised. Continue Reading

Voters will decide whether to require balanced budget

October 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE Constitutional Amendment P, which would require the governor to propose a balanced state budget, may be like wearing a belt in addition to suspenders to make doubly sure your pants stay up.
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ATTORNEY GENERAL’S EXPLANATION OF AMENDMENT P

October 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic

While the constitution currently restricts the State from incurring debt, it does not expressly require the State to have a balanced budget.
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