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Jim Kasper: North Dakota Must Withdraw From Common Core And Smarter Balanced Consortium

Jim Kasper: North Dakota Must Withdraw From Common Core And Smarter Balanced Consortium

Those parents and citizens who supported the efforts lead by  myself and a small number of Legislators, during  the 2015 Legislative Session to extract North Dakota from  the  Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, (SBAC) and Common Core, are thankful that the powers that be here in North Dakotas have “seen the light” and now are fully

It's Just A Steady Stream Of Bad News For North Dakota Democrats

It seems state Senator George Sinner may not be running for re-election in District 46. This after confirming, again, that he’s on the long, long list of Democrats deciding not to run for governor. This just two years after Sinner – son of former Governor George A. Sinner –  was on the statewide ballot for Democrats

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Now Is Not The Time For An Edifice Complex North Dakota

Earlier this year state lawmakers appropriated a total of $5 million – including $4 million in public dollars and $1 million in privately-raised dollars – to demolish North Dakota’s old governor’s residence and build a new one. The primary reasons for building a new facility are practical. The old one was badly outdated with a

Critics Worried Common Core Task Force Won't Include Opposition Voices From Legislature

You can’t always get what you want, the Rolling Stones tell us, but sometimes you get what you need. I believe that’s where the passionate and energetic opponents of Common Core find themselves heading into the 2015-2017 legislative interim. They lost a bruising battle in the legislature over bills that would have, among other things,

House Kills Amendment Requiring Lawmakers To Live In Their Districts After It Gets Second Life

SCR4010 is a constitutional resolution which would require that state lawmakers actually live in their districts in order to serve in the state assembly. The fate of this legislation seemed to be sealed last month when the House gave it the “death by study” treatment, which is when lawmakers take a bill they don’t like

Audio: North Dakota Lawmaker Unloads On Fargo Forum Editorial Board

If his post here on SAB didn’t convince you that Rep. Jim Kasper (R-Fargo) is a little cheesed off at the Fargo Forum today, this audio from his appearance on the Jay Thomas Show show this afternoon on WDAY AM970 will settle the matter for you. “The Forum ought to be embarrassed,” Kasper said. He also

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,”

With Oil Prices Uncertain House Passes Smallest Income Tax Cut Bill Available

Today the state House took up four different income tax bills. One passed, and three failed. Here’s what House lawmakers rejected: HB1167: Introduced by Rep. Scott Louser (R-Minot), this was by far the largest tax cut before the House. It would have represented a reduction of $973 million in personal income taxes in the coming biennium by

John Dorso: Minority Status Lets Democrats Be Superficial And Irresponsible

I suppose we are just going to have to live with the notion that the Democrats in North Dakota don’t know how to govern. Being the minority party allows them to be superficial and irresponsible. Knowing that some of the things you propose have no chance of passing allow you to become reckless. In these