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Leier: Legislature weighs in

May 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The 2013 North Dakota Legislature dealt with a number of bills related to outdoor recreation and conservation.
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Leier: Legislature weighs in

May 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The 2013 North Dakota Legislature dealt with a number of bills related to outdoor recreation and conservation.
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House kills K-12 funding, property tax relief bill on second try

May 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK — Reversing a vote from Thursday, House lawmakers today defeated Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s proposal to increase state aid to K-12 school districts while providing about $714 million in property tax relief.
Lawmakers spent the first hour of their last legislative day debating House Bill 1319, arguing whether it had the right provisions to provide property tax relief, though the bill’s supporters continually said it was an education funding bill, not a tax relief bill. Continue Reading

N.D. autism bill raises concerns over privacy, funds

March 30, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

A bill under consideration in the North Dakota Legislature is prompting concern among some parents of children with autistic spectrum disorders. The bill, Senate Bill 2193, creates a database of information about autistic people and establishes the position of a state autism coordinator. Continue Reading

Bill sealing crash facts close to becoming a law

March 29, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

A bill approved in the North Dakota Senate and House that limits public access to personal information of drivers and passengers in vehicle accident reports has one more hurdle to cross before it goes to the governor’s desk for signature.
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Bill to OK silencers puts legal practice on books

February 8, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

Some North Dakota lawmakers were surprised to hear about a bill to allow silencers on hunting rifles. Turns out the devices have always been legal.
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Sales tax bill would give some funds to counties

January 19, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

A bill to bring more North Dakota sales tax money back to the local counties may be in the works, according to Sen. John Grabinger, D-Jamestown. The bill would require using the funds for infrastructure.
Grabinger is working to gain support for a bill to return 1.5 percent of the 5 percent sales tax collected by the state to the county where it was collected.
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Fresh blood: Jamestown’s Looysen is state’s youngest lawmaker

January 8, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

Jamestown College student Alex Looysen is taking this semester off, but instead of traveling abroad or working on an internship, he is serving as one of two North Dakota representatives for District 12 in the Legislature.
Looysen, R-Jamestown, is a 21-year-old junior studying biology at Jamestown College. He is the son of Barb and Steve Looysen of Jamestown.
He is the youngest legislator serving in the North Dakota Legislative Session this year. Continue Reading

NDUS seeks $84 million budget increase

December 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota University System officials are requesting an additional $84 million of state funding for the next two years. Continue Reading

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Taking a closer look at North Dakota Measure 1

June 4, 2012 in WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) – When you go to the polls a week from tomorrow you’ll be voting on 4 statewide measures. Three are well known: the Fighting Sioux nickname, property taxes and religious freedom. Least talked about is North Dakota Measure 1. Continue Reading