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After Hours With Senator Joe Miller: Governor Must Lead On Higher Education

After Hours With Senator Joe Miller: Governor Must Lead On Higher Education

During the legislative session I will be interviewing lawmakers for a series of posts here on SAB. In my inaugural interview, I sat down to discuss several issues with Senator Joe Miller (R-Park River) on Friday, February 6. During our conversation Senator Miller well spoken on farming legislation, but as the drama continues in Higher Education, Miller was

Video: Senators Defeat Bill For Annual Sessions

Today the Senate defeated SB2247 – introduced by Senator John Grabinger (D-Jamestown) – which would have split the 80 days allowed in the state constitution into two annual sessions. One would consist of 50 days every odd-numbered year. The other would consist of 30 days every even-numbered year. The bill had bi-partisan support, mostly from

Video: North Dakota Senate Passes Anti-Black Friday Shopping Bill

Every holiday shopping season Americans have a debate about Black Friday, complete with grumping about stores opening during the holidays themselves. Today in the Senate lawmakers passed a bill aimed at curbing some holiday openings. Currently state law prohibits any retail leases or agreements from requiring that a store be open on Sundays. SB2208, sponsored

LegitSlater: Will the Real Republican Legislators Please Stand Up?

If you haven’t yet noticed, the Legislature is back in session in Bismarck. Not a real session, mind you, but rather one where they learn how to actually legislate (or in the case of most, learn how to do it again in case they forgot). This week marks the beginning of the 64th Legislative Assembly

Joe Miller Column: North Dakota Opportunists Seek To Divide Oil, Agriculture

North Dakota is blessed with great fortune and opportunity.  Our state, like our nation was founded on a vision of hope, but not without out hard work.  North Dakotans know well the virtues of hard work and steadfast determination that  yield results such as those that we can benefit from today. The last several years have been

North Dakota District Conventions: Districts 9, 10 and 15 Rolette, Cavalier, Pembina, Towner and Ramsey County Area Guide

This post is part of a continuing series highlighting the potential state legislative candidates from each district for their party’s nomination. For more information on this series, refer to the “SAB’s Guide To North Dakota District Conventions: A Government Of People Who Show Up” post. The Districts: 9, 10 and 15 Click on a District number above for

Citing "Legal Limbo" Fargo Democrat Scot Kelsh Latest Legislator To Retire

Rep. Scot Kelsh, a Demcorat representing Fargo’s District 11, told me this morning that he’s not running for re-election in 2014. “Not stating any reasons at this time,” he told me. “I’ll just say that it is time to move on. Some things in legal limbo.” Not sure if that last comment is a reference

Nearly Seven Months After Election, One ND County Found To Have More Votes Than Voters

An error apparently due to a hand-counting error, one that wasn’t caught by state authorities but rather the federal courts, saw one North Dakota counting 300 more votes than there were voters in the county according to the Grand Forks Herald. BISMARCK — More than six months after North Dakotans voted in the November general

Senate Passes 324% Increase In Higher Ed Building Spending: "Enormous And Excessive"

The Senate passed SB2003 to fund the colleges. It was a massive bill, which Senator Joe Miller (R-Park River) called “enormous and excessive,” that includes a 12% increase in on-going spending on the universities and a 324% increase in building funds. Senator Ralph Kilzer objected especially to the building projects. “That really bothers me to

North Dakota Senate Shoots Down Purchase Of Ski Resort, But Votes To Purchase A Marina

It was one step forward and then one step backward in the state Senate today. HB1019, the budget for the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department, was amended to remove $1.67 million in funding for the purchase of ski resort near Walhalla which had been approved in the House. While that was a positive development

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