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Healing the health care system

September 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

BEMIDJI — The president-elect of the American Medical Association spent three days in Bemidji, visiting with local providers and discussing ways to improve America’s health care system.

“One of the physicians here, 66, said he’s been pract…continue reading on dglobe.com

FEMA reform could sharply drive up cost of flood insurance

March 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO City officials are concerned that new national regulations could mean sharp jumps in flood insurance premiums for many Fargo homeowners yearly increases that could start as early as next year. Continue Reading

Gov’s corrections reform estimated to save $162 million

January 15, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Legislature hears plan to keep more nonviolent offenders out of prison.
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Criminal justice reforms: Five key parts of the plan

January 15, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Following are five key aspects of the criminal justice reforms being considered by the South Dakota Legislature.
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NDUS chancellor discusses reform plan at UND

January 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Student success remains the focus of the North Dakota University System plan to overhaul admissions standards, which will not affect tuition rates, system Chancellor Hamid Shirvani said Tuesday. Continue Reading

Tax reform sought, but may not happen in 2013

December 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans traveled the state in recent months talking to Minnesotans about the state’s tax system, an extended road trip that will produce a tax reform outline in the 2013 legislative session. Continue Reading

After reform bill fails, SD education focus shifts

November 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE When South Dakota voters defeated Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s education-reforms package three weeks ago, one of the rejected changes would have required school districts to begin evaluating principals.
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OPINION: RL 16 is wrong for SD children

November 1, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Our students nationally rank sixth in graduation rates and eighth in college entrance exam scores, despite state funding and teacher pay being dead last in the country. A draconian makeover will do more harm than good. What’s needed is proper funding.
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Planning a push for DUI reform: ND drunk driving laws targeted for stiffening

October 5, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The doctor never spent a night in jail. Continue Reading

Lawmakers ‘tense’ about proposed NDUS reforms

September 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A meeting between the North Dakota legislative higher education committee and Chancellor Hamid Shirvani was “tense” Thursday after he revealed the details of his proposed reform to the education system, said Sen. Mac Schneider, D-Grand Forks. Continue Reading