SLOWINGTHERACINGMIND Attendance: Common Sense?
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STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND North Dakota texting ban, other new laws take effect Monday
BISMARCK About 300 new state laws take effect in North Dakota on Monday, including the mandatory use of the Fighting Sioux nickname and the texting-while-driving ban.
The latest batch of laws approv... Posted on 7/29/11 at 10:00 PM
Contending that U.S. borders are more secure than ever, Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer said Wednesday it’s time for the White House and Congress to overhaul immigration laws to stem the number of people coming into and living illegally in the U.S.
By Eileen Sullivan, The Associated Press
, May 21, 2009
President Barack Obama, having released the official Bush administration policy directives on “enhanced interrogations” (known worldwide as torture), briefly admitted they showed “us losing our moral bearings” (April 21). But he will not prosecute CIA implementers of those policies. Nor will he call for an investigation of the high-level officials and Justice Department lawyers who authorized those excruciatingly detailed techniques. Why? Concerning them, “There are,” he says, “a host of very complicated issues involved.”
North Dakota lawmakers have approved a new set of tax breaks for newly drilled oil wells. They’re expected to take effect next month.
North Dakota’s top oil tax rate is 11.5 percent. The legislation cuts the rate to 7 percent unless oil prices rise above $70 a barrel.
Six weeks before leaving office, the Bush administration is giving up on an eight-year effort to ease restrictions on pollution from coal-burning power plants, a key plank of its original energy agenda and one that put the president at odds with environmentalists his entire tenure in the White House.
By Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press
, December 11, 2008
If you’re a fish or wildlife official or a person with an acute interest in the outdoors, chances are your interest in politics will include not only the Nov. 4th presidential election between Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama, but a ballot measure in Minnesota to fund natural resources.
The November ballot initiative would amend Minnesota’s constitution and dedicate a small fraction of the state sales tax to preserve and enhance Minnesota’s remaining woods, waters, wetlands and grasslands (with the side benefit of keeping hunting and fishing viable for generations to come).
Workforce Safety and Insurance needs to have stable, realistic premium rates, a fund with a healthy surplus and to be protected from undue political influence, members of the Legislature’s interim Industry, Business and Labor Committee decided Wednesday.
By Janell Cole, N.D. Capitol Bureau
, October 23, 2008
Today is the first day fireworks can legally be sold or used in the city of Jamestown, but the Jamestown Police Department began receiving fireworks complaints early in the week.
Police Lt. Robert Opp said the department receives reports of illegal fireworks throughout the year, but the calls really start coming in once fireworks are legal.
A lawyers’ task force is proposing a wholesale rewrite of North Dakota’s divorce and child custody laws in hopes that it can ease disputes about custody and visitation that sometimes plague families for years.
By Janell Cole, N.D. Capitol Bureau
, June 25, 2008
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