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It's Time To Remove The Remnants Of Religious Bigotry From North Dakota's Constituiton

It's Time To Remove The Remnants Of Religious Bigotry From North Dakota's Constituiton

So-called “Blaine amendments” are changes made to state constitutions around the turn of the 19th – 20th century which prohibited public dollars being used for “sectarian” or religious schools. The amendments were born of the rampant anti-Catholic bigotry of the era – this wasn’t so long after the era of the Know Nothing party –

SAB Legislative Hall Of Shame Week 8: Rep. Dave Monson

The last week of the legislative session before crossover was a busy one. Both chambers of the legislature were in floor session for hours and hours as lots of important and controversial bills got their votes. So picking a Hall of Shame winner this week was tough. There were a lot of legislators who deserved

SAB's Top Posts For The Last Week, Open Thread

These were the top posts, by page views, on SayAnythingBlog.com for the week that was: Democrat Legislator Jessica Haak Calls Republican Majority Leader A “Nazi” – Rep. Jessica Haak – (D-Jamestown) got caught posting nasty things, untrue things about Republicans on Twitter. When House Majority Leader Al Carlson confronted her about it, she called him

House Republicans Approve $1.67 Million To Buy Ski Resort

In addition to voting down a school choice bill, and voting for Obamacare’s 45% expansion of the already bloated state Medicaid program, House Republicans also approved a Parks and Recreation budget (HB1019) which included $1.67 million to buy the Frost Fire Ski Resort. You’ve heard of socialized medicine. This, I guess, is socialized recreation. Here’s

Video: ND House Kills School Choice Bill

HB1466, introduced by Rep. Mark Dosch (listen to my interview with him here) was a school choice bill that would have allowed parents choosing a qualified public school to get 25% of their child’s share of public school funding sent by the state to the school of their choice. “It does not take away any

Interview: Rep. Mark Dosch Talks About North Dakota School Choice Bill

I interviewed Rep. Mark Dosch about HB1466, a bill that would appropriate 25% of a student’s share of public education dollars to any private school that student may attend. The bill would require that parents choosing a private school file a form with the superintendent of their school district. Based on that form, the Department

Bill In ND Legislature Would Divert Public Education Money To Private Schools

HB1466, introduced by Rep. Mark Dosch, is a major piece of education policy reform which would allow parents choosing private schools to divert as much as 25% of their student’s share of public dollars to the private school. The amended version of the bill (read it here) would require that parents opting for a private

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