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Union: North Dakota Is The Most Dangerous Place In The Nation To Work

Union: North Dakota Is The Most Dangerous Place In The Nation To Work

According to a press release sent out by the AFL-CIO, North Dakota is the most dangerous place in the nation to work. That’s based on worker fatality rate of 12.4 per 1,000 workers. That’s not a good number, but it’s not surprising either. Like the other states on the bottom of the list – Wyoming,

With Enrollment Down Over 10 Years, Where Is North Dakota's Record Education Spending Going?

In recent years North Dakota has seen tremendous growth in K-12 education spending, and this legislature didn’t change that trend. The property tax shift included included in education funding has gotten the most attention, and even with the legislature shaving a bit off Governor Dalrymple’s proposed buy-down of education mills, the state is getting a

Heidi Heitkamp Can't Afford Too Much Independence

Betsy Woodruff has an article up this morning at National Review covering the balancing act red-state Democrats like Senator Heidi Heitkamp must pull off to both appease their right-of-center constituencies while not angering their national liberal supporters. Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley blasted Heitkamp after she voted against gun control legislation, calling

Do We Elect Politicians To Govern, Or To Appoint Boards And Commissions?

According to opinion editor Tom Dennis at the Grand Forks Herald, what higher education in North Dakota needs is Commission on Higher Education Governance that will report to the legislature how higher education should be governed. Of course, North Dakota has already tried this. In 1999 the Roundtable on Higher Education was formed. In 2000

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple

This Year's Roughrider Award Ceremony Might Be A Little Awkward

In the past Governor Jack Dalrymple, and his predecessor Governor John Hoeven, have been criticized for picking too many Republicans for the state’s Roughrider Award. Several of the most recent recipients have, it’s true, been big contributors to Republican politics, though I’m not sure that should necessarily diminish the accomplishments that earned them the award.

ND State School Funding Up 181% Over Last Decade, Enrollment Down 2%

The North Dakota Senate today passed HB1319, which was Governor Jack Dalrymple’s new school funding bill. It includes what the politicians are calling $714 million in property tax relief, but it’s really just a bloated version of the property tax buy downs the state has been doing in the past. You know, the ones that

Heitkamp: North Dakota Women Earn Only 73% Of What Men Make

Today is Equal Pay Day, and North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp is celebrating by claiming that women in North Dakota make just 73% of what men make: #NorthDakota #women earn 73 cents for every $1 a man earns.I support #PaycheckFairness because there should be = pay for = work.#EqualPayDay — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (@SenatorHeitkamp) April

Obama Pushing Banks To Make Subprime Loans Again

“Obama administration pushes banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit,” reads the Washington Post headline. Because it worked out so well the last time we did that. The Obama administration is engaged in a broad push to make more home loans available to people with weaker credit, an effort that officials say

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