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Hamilton loses speaker bid; new GOP leaders put priority on Greater Minnesota

November 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — The state House’s two leaders promise to give Greater Minnesota a greater say in state government once a new Legislature is seated on Jan. 6.
“Our goal is to represent all of the people of Minnesota,” state Rep. Joyce Peppin, R-Ro…continue reading on dglobe.com

Capitol Café to reopen after $1.1M overhaul

October 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Come Monday, at least one area of North Dakota state government will see a marked improvement in efficiency: the cafeteria.
The Capitol Café reopens next week after a $1.1 million face-lift — the first since it moved to its present l…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Column: Time to prioritize state roads and bridges

October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

By  District 16B State Rep. Paul Torkelson

HANSKA — No one can argue that funding our transportation needs is one of state government’s top priorities. There’s not a person among us who doesn’t use and benefit from reliable roads and …continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Time to prioritize state roads and bridges

October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

By  District 16B State Rep. Paul Torkelson

HANSKA — No one can argue that funding our transportation needs is one of state government’s top priorities. There’s not a person among us who doesn’t use and benefit from reliable roads and …continue reading on dglobe.com

Lawmakers hear details of NDSU phishing scam

September 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota State University covered about $20,600 in lost wages for employees who fell victim to an email scam in August, according to a report presented to state lawmakers Wednesday that included previously unreleased details about th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

GOP lawmakers pitch 60/40 split of oil production tax revenue to address local needs

September 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Western North Dakota counties struggling to keep pace with oil and gas development would more than double their current take of oil tax revenue under a revised formula pitched by Republican lawmakers Wednesday.

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EB-5 on agenda for legislators in Pierre

September 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — Lawmakers on a legislative committee in Pierre plan to take more testimony on a federal program that lets foreign investors get citizenship with an investment in a rural job-creating project.

The Government Operations and Audit C…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Lawmakers say education needs more than just funding

September 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Kevin Burbach

PIERRE — South Dakota’s superintendents say schools are struggling to fill open positions mainly because of low teacher pay, while policymakers suggest a solution to the teacher shortage isn’t simple and the problem won’t …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Plan for the Patch: Western N.D. lawmakers to discuss early funding bill for 2015 construction season

September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK –- Four western North Dakota lawmakers have scheduled a press conference here Wednesday to discuss their plan to introduce an early funding bill in January that would give oil-impacted areas a head start on the 2015 construction season.

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Plan for the Patch: Western N.D. lawmakers to discuss early funding bill for 2015 construction season

September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK –- Four western North Dakota lawmakers have scheduled a press conference here Wednesday to discuss their plan to introduce an early funding bill in January that would give oil-impacted areas a head start on the 2015 construction season.

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