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Nanny Statists Go To War To Preserve North Dakota Tanning Restrictions

Nanny Statists Go To War To Preserve North Dakota Tanning Restrictions

Rep. Dan Ruby has proposed legislation to end North Dakota’s restrictions on tanning bed use. Per law passed six years ago, North Dakotans may not use a tanning bed more than once a day, and tanning salons are responsible for enforcing the law. But Ruby wonders what, exactly, the point of the laws is. He

Shocker: North Dakota Chamber Of Commerce Against Tax Relief

Yesterday Rep. Scott Louser’s (R-Minot) idea to suspend the state’s personal income tax for two years got a committee hearing at the legislature. And who was their to testify against it? Our friends from the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce who, despite being an allegedly business-friendly lobbying group, can’t ever seem to find any actual

Guest Post: Corps Using Questionable Numbers On Fargo Diversion

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has been engaging in some highly questionable analysis in its definition of the 100-year flood plain in Fargo-Moorhead. As a result, the Corps’ Dam/Diversion is quickly losing its claim to being a cost-effective project. FEMA has recently reviewed historical flood data and is expected to set the 100-year

Interview: Cramer Says President Obama Has Used Sandy Hook Shooting For Gun Control Agenda

Rep. Kevin Cramer was in North Dakota this weekend and announced his plans for a round table discussion about gun rights. It will be a part of a series of forums on American issues, and will be held on February 22nd in Fargo. Cramer says he’s putting this discussion together in North Dakota because he’s

North Dakota's University System Could Learn Something From Purdue And Mitch Daniels

Former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is taking over as the president at Purdue University, and he’s already making some waves. Via Inside Higher Ed, Daniels sent an open letter to university employees criticizing the status quo in higher education. Here’s a list of quotes from Daniels’ letter. See how many of them apply, perfectly, to

While Finally Promising To Pass A Budget, Democrats Aim Tax Hikes At Energy Industry

Senate Democrats, who apparently think budgeting is like inaugurating presidents in that it’s only to happen every four years, have finally said they’ll pass a budget in 2013 after four years of not budgeting at all. Which the sort of had to do since Republicans are making Senate budgeting a prerequisite of a debt ceiling

ND Democrats Use Martin Luther King Day To Rail Against Tax Relief

And this is why Democrats are on the political fringe in North Dakota (click for a larger view): It’s always class war, all the time with these people. We can’t have a reasoned debate about the state’s tax code as it relates to the oil industry because BIG OIL IS EVIL AND STUFF, CLICK HERE

Video: Rapper Performing At Inauguration Party Kicked Off Stage For Criticizing Obama

The guy’s name is Lupe Fiasco, and per Allah he’s been pretty critical of Obama in the past calling him a “terrorist” for his supposed inaction in Gaza. During an interview with CBS in 2011, he called the president a terrorist. Lupe said, “My fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama and

When You Tax Rich People You Get Fewer Of Them

Professional golfer Phil Mickelson is talking about making some drastic changes in his life thanks to both to federal tax hikes and tax increases in his home state of California: The 42-year-old golfer said he would talk in more detail about his plans – possibly moving away from California or even retiring from golf –

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