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Coffee Shop's Ban Of North Dakota Lawmakers Kinda Backfired

Coffee Shop's Ban Of North Dakota Lawmakers Kinda Backfired

Amid the fury stemming from the North Dakota House’s defeat of an anti-discrimination bill, SB2279, the Red Raven Espresso Parlor posted a notice that they would be denying service to lawmakers voting no. Despite that happening more than ten days ago there was a flurry of stories about it this weekend. “It did its job,”

Chris Olson: Why I Voted "No" On The SB2279 Non-Discrimination Bill

Of the various reasons that led to my decision to vote no against SB2279, my most important reasoning falls largely outside the established range of “acceptable opinion”. However, it is a view of government that is not new, but is, rather, the classical and foundational view held by our nation’s fathers. As a matter of

ND House Votes Down Bill Requiring That Trains Have At Least Two Crew Members

Rail safety is in the headlines and on the minds of the state’s policymakers, but would state legislation mandating at least two crew members on all trains be good policy? That’s what was debated on the House floor today. HB1357 would have required that all freight trains have at least two crew members, something punishable

Matt Evans: Anti-Common Core Activists Should Take Heart In What They've Accomplished

HB1461, the repeal of common core in ND, has failed. The first thing I’d like you to do is watch the video of the floor speeches immediately before the vote on HB1461. It’s a long video.  You only need to watch the first two representatives – Schreiber-Beck and Olson. The first speaker – the bill

Sponsor Of Guns In Schools Bill: If This Doesn't Pass Lawmakers Should Teach Kids Zig Zag Pattern

HB1195, sponsored by Rep. Dwight Kiefert  (R-Valley City), would give school districts the authority to designate an individual to carry a concealed weapon on school grounds. That person would have to meet training requirements, and coordinate response plans with local law enforcement. The bill ultimately passed on a 53-38 vote, but the highlight of the

Video: ND House Defeats Minimum Wage Increase For Tipped Workers

HB1438 would have raised the minimum wage for tipped workers over the course of several years to be on-par with the minimum wage for non-tipped workers over the course of several years. It was introduced by Rep. Josh Boschee (D-Fargo), and came to the House floor today after getting an 11-4 “do not pass” recommendation