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FEMA Will Begin Denying Funding To States With "Climate Denier" Governors

FEMA Will Begin Denying Funding To States With "Climate Denier" Governors

The federal government likes to use federal funding as a way to lure or, once hooked, bludgeon states into going along with federal policies. Now it seems the feds will be tying federal funds to matters of ideology and political opinion. Dispute the “climate change” consensus? Believe the threat of global warming is so much

LegitSlater: Despite Prosperity, ND Shamelessly Asks For Fed Funding It Does Not Really Need

As I was perusing the online dailies today, I came across something pretty interesting which I felt called for a little digging into. Glad I did. Apparently, with all the excitement happening in this state I missed that we had a natural disaster at the end of June of such a magnitude that the President

Sad: Two Years Later And Hundreds Of North Dakota Flood Victims Still Living In Temporary Federal Housing

Two years ago the City of Minot was inundated by catastrophic flood waters. About a third of the city’s population was displaced. Thousands of homes were destroyed. Today the city is well on the road to recovery. Most homes are being rebuilt. The community is coming back together. Yet still, in a sad commentary on

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

Guest Post: Fargo Diversion Is Redistribution Of Wealth

“Redistribution of wealth.” Few phrases provoke a bigger response from either side of America’s political divide. For some, the words conjure up the social safety net, student loans and Medicare. Others see it as socialized theft, taking from people who have worked their way to success, only to give it to the indolent. Most everyone

Arcane Zoning Regulations Getting In The Way Of Hurricane Sandy Recovery

To here some tell it, the delays in rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy have everything to do with Congress which, thanks to House Republicans, has been reticent to simply throw money around. But how about some blame for the arcane building codes and zoning regulations which are making rebuilding a Kafkaesque ordeal? We’d had about a

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