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Rod St. Aubyn: Obamacare Has Made Common Sense State Reforms Illegal

Rod St. Aubyn: Obamacare Has Made Common Sense State Reforms Illegal

I had the opportunity to attend the hearing for SB 2163 which was sponsored by Senator Oley Larsen, a former school teacher and now an insurance agent.  While proposing a common sense approach to the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), this bill is destined to be defeated because it is expressly prohibited by federal law. The

Bill Would Create State-Run Retirement Program For North Dakotans

Rep. George Keiser, a Republican from Bismarck, wants the State of North Dakota to run a retirement plan for its citizens. It would be called the Save for Retirement Today Plan, if HB1200 passes. Here are the particulars: The program would be run through the State Treasurer’s office, with the Treasurer given the authority to

ND Lawmakers Push Pledge Including Effort To Reduce/Eliminate Income Taxes

This morning a group of conservative North Dakota lawmakers announced a pledge they signed to promote conservative policy reforms. “Over the last decade, we Republicans have overseen an exponential growth in state spending, and we feel now is the time for our party to take the lead to ensure the direction of the state’s finance

Another Democrat Legislative Candidate Goes On Television With Brutal Attack Ad

Last week I wrote about the race between incumbent state Senator Margaret Sitte and her Democrat challenger Erin Oban. The occasion for the post was Oban’s television attack ad on Sitte, which was the first such thing in a North Dakota legislative race by my recollection. Now another Democrat candidate for the state Senate is

Video: North Dakota Approves Three More Anti-Abortion Bills

The North Dakota House today had lengthy debate on four anti-abortion bills with originated in the Senate. This is “landmark legislation,” as Rep. Robin Weisz noted during the floor debate. “No state has made a statement like we’ve made today.” Here’s what got votes: SB2305 – Introduced by Senator Spencer Berry, this bill would require