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Guest Post: Efforts To Reform North Dakota's Pharmacy Law Seem To Have Fizzled

Guest Post: Efforts To Reform North Dakota's Pharmacy Law Seem To Have Fizzled

Over the last five years or so, the subject of North Dakota’s unique pharmacy ownership law have been debated in the Legislature as well as the public. During the 2009 and 2011 legislative sessions, bills were introduced in the state House of Representatives, which would have removed the requirement of state law that a pharmacy

Thanks Fracking: US Oil Imports Continue To Fall

For years the proponents of green energy subsidies told us we had to shower subsidies on things like ethanol and wind power to “end our dependence on foreign oil.” Well, our dependence on foreign oil is shrinking these days, but not because of any government policy. The oil and gas revolution kicked off by innovations

Regulation By The Pound

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell posted on Twitter yesterday this picture of printed-out Obamacare regulations to date: #ObamaCare regulations – 828 pages in one day. Overall, there are nearly 20,000 pages – with many more to come. twitter.com/McConnellPress… — Sen. McConnell Press (@McConnellPress) March 11, 2013 “This is over 20,000 pages and measures 7′ 2.5″,”

Dorso Column: Back To Work

The legislative assembly is back to work after crossover. The first bills most chairman of standing committees schedule for hearing are those that should find nearly universal support in committee. These bills need to be acted on and reported to the floor so there is something to do during the daily floor sessions. More controversial

ND House Votes Down Two Year Income Tax Moratorium, Passes New Wind Subsidies

When I was in Bismarck last week visiting the legislature a Republican member of the House took me aside and told me that the Republican majority would be voting down a lot of tax relief proposals this week and wondered if I might curtail criticism until we see what kind of tax relief is left

Legislator Offers Amendment Buying Out North Dakota Higher Ed Chancellor Because Of "Questionable" Leadership

Yesterday we broke the news here on Say Anything that legislators were considering some sort of a “vote of no confidence” in North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani which might take the form of a buyout of Shirvani’s contract. Today state Senator Tony Grindberg has announced that he’ll be offering an amendment to the

Obamacare Might Price Smokers Out Of Health Insurance

The so-called “Affordable Care Act” isn’t really making health insurance more affordable for anyone. Thanks to clouds of new regulations and mandates, health insurance is going to get more expensive for everyone in the country. But smokers, especially, are going to be hard hit: WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of smokers could be priced out of

"So what if abortion ends life?"

Yesterday, in writing about the 40-year anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision I wondered if debating the cost to society of unwanted pregnancies and children wasn’t a slippery slope toward devaluing human life. After all, if a mere calculation of cost to society is all that’s needed to justify a death sentence,

Now That He's Out Of Excuses, Will Obama Approve The Keystone XL Pipeline?

The State Department is winding up yet another review of the Keystone XL pipeline issue, and isn’t likely to produce anything all that different from previous reviews, and now the State of Nebraska has approved the route the pipeline will take through their state. It seems President Obama is running out of excuses to sandbag

Obama Says We're Not "Takers" As He Seeks to Enshrine Taking

We all know that wealth redistribution is the sine qua non goal of lefties the world over and has been throughout time immemorial.  No need to rehash why, and why it is a terrible idea, here.  What I do want to touch on briefly is how the lefties are moving on to something that should

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