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For Some Reason Democrat Legislator Kylie Oversen Recognized By The Washington Post

For Some Reason Democrat Legislator Kylie Oversen Recognized By The Washington Post

I don’t want to be too mean to Rep. Kylie Oversen, a Democrat representing District 42 in the state House, but I had to laugh when I read that the Washington Post had named her to their Top 40 Under 40 list. The list is supposed to denote rising political stars across the nation, and apparently

Mark Owens: Conservation Measure Is A Bad Idea

I read with interest Rep. Kylie Oversen’s recent letter expressing her support for the proposed Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks amendment. My hope was to read an objective, fact-based benefit of the proposed amendment, and yet it had none. I agree that “we have big decisions to make that will shape the future of our

North Dakota District Conventions: Districts 17, 18, 19, 42, and 43 Grand Forks city, Grand Forks County, and Walsh 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: 17, 18, 19, 42, and 43 Click on a District number above

Would Pre-K Education Programs Like Headstart Help North Dakota's Reading Problem?

According to a new report, roughly 66% of North Dakota’s elementary students aren’t proficient readers by the time they reach the fourth grade. That sounds abysmal, but it’s also the national average. Which doesn’t mean that North Dakota’s number is good, but rather that we have a lot of work to do as a nation.

House Approves Amendment Removing Some Special Interests From Outdoor Heritage Fund

Today the House took up amendments to SB2242. Rep. Todd Porter, who sponsored HB1278 which has already been passed by the governor, introduced amendments to this bill after it became clear that some of the special interest groups named in his legislation to a board to advise the appropriations made it clear they’d likely pursue

ND House Shoots Down $13 Million Child Care Subsidy

Today the state House debate amendments to HB1422, which is a bill related to child care services. North Dakota has a serious problem with shortages in child care services. There aren’t enough day cares to provide services for the influx of families and workers to the state, and new day cares are having a hard

Two Year Tuition Freeze For North Dakota Universities Voted Down

“I think you’ve almost guaranteed yourself a [tuition] freeze,” said Rep. Bob Martinson back in 2011 during a committee hearing in which legislators chastised North Dakota State University for a massive 8.8% tuition hike that went well beyond the guidelines legislators had set in the budget. Today the North Dakota House had a chance to

Interview: Rep. Oversen Says University Needs Scrutiny On Tuition Increases

Rep. Kylie Oversen has introduced HB1328 which would freeze tuition at all institutions in the North Dakota University System at 2013 levels for two years. The university system, however, is questioning the legislature’s legal authority to control tuition. I interviewed Re. Oversen about her bill yesterday: It was originally reported that Rep. Oversen’s bill would

Democrat Proposes Tuition Freeze For North Dakota University System

Rep. Kylie Oversen has introduced HB1328 which would apply a two-year tuition freeze on the North Dakota University System. It would lock in place 2013 levels of tuition until June 30th 2015, and it would provide a $25 million appropriation to the university system to offset the lost revenues. Which is a little ridiculous given