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64th Legislative Assembly: Week 6 Highlights- Child Datamining, More State Health Exchange Studies, and Filling US House and Senate Vacancies

64th Legislative Assembly: Week 6 Highlights- Child Datamining, More State Health Exchange Studies, and Filling US House and Senate Vacancies

Week 6 of the 64th Legislative Assembly kicks off on Monday, February 9th. Below are just a few of the bills we are keeping an eye on this week. Monday, February 9th Datamining of Student Information House Education Pioneer 9:00am The past couple of weeks I have written about how Common Core (and HB 1461

64th Legislative Assembly: Week 5 Highlights- Medical Marijuana, Drones, Residency of Legislators, Constitutional Conventions, and Provisional Ballots

On Sunday we featured activities happening in the Legislature during Week 5 which start on Monday. We cover the rest of the week’s highlights below. Tuesday, February 3rd Tuesday actually looks like a pretty light day from our perspective, and probably necessarily so based on the intense debate which we anticipate will surround Common Core on Monday. Here

64th Legislative Assembly: Week 5 Highlights Monday Sneak Preview- Common Core and other things K-12, State-based Health Care exchanges

Week 5 of the 64th Legislative Assembly kicks off Monday, and the battle for the hearts and minds (literally) of our kids will be front and center as Common Core and other related topics are the highlight. Since these hearings begin right away, we wanted to kick out a sneak preview of our weekly post

64th Legislative Assembly: Week 4 Highlights- DUI Checkpoints, Taxes, Guns in Schools, Common Core Testing, Voter ID, Governor's Mansion, and Annual Sessions

Monday starts week 4 of the 64th Legislative Assembly, and by this Friday close to 24% of the Constitutionally-authorized 80 days will have passed. More importantly, they are roughly at the halfway mark before crossover. The House has introduced 474 bills and 18 resolutions. They have passed 69 and five (respectively), failed 11 and one,

64th Legislative Assembly- Week 3 Highlights

Welcome to Week 3 of the 64th Legislative Assembly. This is the second installment of a weekly feature we are trying on SAB, which seeks to highlight the activities of the Legislature this week as well as any which may be occurring because of their biennial meeting (e.g. Converge on the Capital from last week).

64th Legislative Assembly- Week 2 Highlights

This is the first installment we are trying out on SAB this legislative session where we will highlight (at least in our opinion) the scheduled activities of the legislature (or occurring because of it) for the week ahead. Most highlights will focus on committee meetings for bills we are keeping an eye on, although they

LegitSlater: My Take on the Measures- 7 and 8

This post wraps up my take on the initiated measures on the November ballot. In week 1 I addressed Measures 1, 2, and 3 (Yes, Yes, and Yes). Last week I covered Measures 4, 5, and 6 (Yes, No, and Yes). This week I’ll finish up with 7 and 8. MEASURE 7 What it says: This initiated

LegitSlater: My Take on the Measures- 4 through 6

This post is the second of three I am doing on the initiated measures we will decide on by November 4th. Rob and all his other cast of supporting bloggers are having fun giving their take on the measures, as am I. Last week I addressed Measures 1, 2, and 3 (Yes, Yes, and Yes). This

LegitSlater: My Take on the Measures- 1 through 3

I have a short list of things I would like to write about in my rhapsodies on SayAnythingBlog. Since I generally only have time to do this weekly, I write ideas down in a notebook as they come to me, and cross them off once I do the post. It’s a good system; one I

LegitSlater: Does North Dakota Have Too Many Elected Offices?

Last week, SAB contributor Rod St. Aubyn opined that perhaps we in North Dakota elect too many offices. Specifically, he asked: “What do the offices of State Auditor, State Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner, Public Service Commissioners, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Agriculture Commissioner and Tax Commissioner have in common? In North Dakota all of

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