NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND North Dakota outdoors legislative update
Friday, March 1, 2013
2013 North Dakota State Legislature
House Energy and Natural Resources Committee - Meets Thursdays and Fridays in Pioneer Room
Chair Todd Porter, Vice Chair Chuck Damsc... Posted on 3/1/13 at 2:53 PM
SLOWINGTHERACINGMIND Attendance: Common Sense?
In my job, I am confronted almost daily with the need for common sense when we approach attendance. The idea of attendance in an online school is a completely foreign concept for most people, and it w... Posted on 5/30/12 at 10:30 AM
STAFF BLOG BISON MEDIA BLOG 2,000 questions for the $2,000 NCAA legislation proposal
A topic of disucssion at the Summit League meeting this week in Chicago is the NCAA proposal to add $2,000 to astudent-athlete's grant,legislation that is being pushed by NCAA president Mark Emmer and... Posted on 10/27/11 at 10:46 AM
HEALTHBEAT Raw milk? No, thanks
Milk comes from cows who live on picturesque farms and spend their days contentedly grazing inlush pastures while clouds float overhead in a pure blue sky.
Who doesn't have wholesome images of milk... Posted on 1/28/11 at 5:33 PM
Senate Republicans backed by a small band of rural-state Democrats scuttled the most far-reaching gun control legislation in two decades Wednesday, rejecting tighter background checks for buyers and a ban on assault weapons as they spurned pleas from families of victims of last winter's school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
Republican opposition is growing to a bipartisan Senate plan for expanding background checks for firearms buyers, enough to put the proposal's fate in jeopardy. But the measure may change as both sides compete for support in one of the pivotal fights in the battle over curbing guns.
Jamaican officials said Thursday that they are hopeful new legislation will finally result in a stream of convictions and lengthy sentences for fraudsters behind a multimillion-dollar lottery scam that has swindled mostly elderly Americans out of their retirement savings for years.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed legislation Wednesday barring members of Congress, the president and thousands of federal workers from profiting from nonpublic information learned on the job, calling it an embodiment of the fundamental American value of fair play.
When budget-cutters get serious about reducing federal spending, farm expenditures are sure to take a hit. Negotiations are under way now on a new farm bill. Farm-state congressmen and senators will be among those on the cut-spending bandwagon. It will be their task, however, to target farm-program changes that do not undercut the success of the current farm bill.
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead
, November 01, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of states intend to take President Barack Obama up on his offer to let them get around unpopular requirements in the "No Child Left Behind" education law, the Education Department said Thursday.
Kimberly Hefling, AP Education Writer
, October 13, 2011
As we reflect over this Memorial Day week on and the sacrifices that our men and women in uniform have made for us, I thought it would be important to let the people of this state know of a piece of legislation that recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives.
North Dakota Famers Union is in support of the American Power Act after Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., announced provisions that would benefit the state’s agriculture industry on Thursday.
“North Dakota Farmers Union believes the legislation is a positive step forward in securing America’s energy future,” NDFU President Robert Carlson said. “The bill also includes key provisions that will enable the nation’s farmers and ranchers to play a role in that future with renewable energy opportunities and carbon offsets.”
Summoned to success by President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled Congress approved historic legislation Sunday night extending health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and cracking down on insurance company abuses, a climactic chapter in the century-long quest for near universal coverage.
By David Espo, The Associated Press
, March 22, 2010
There’s not much hope for major changes in Congress’ health care bill as it moves toward final passage, but some incremental improvements surely can be made.
One is for the House to adopt the Senate’s proposal to devote $500 million a year to bridge the “valley of death” that prevents medical-research discoveries from being translated into disease treatments and cures.
Another would be for House-Senate conferees to revive a Senate proposal — rejected because it would cost $1 billion a year — to increase America’s supply of doctors, especially the primary-care physicians that will be needed to treat 30 million newly insured people.
House and Senate Democrats intend to bypass traditional procedures when they negotiate a final compromise on health care legislation, officials said Monday, a move that will exclude Republican lawmakers and reduce their ability to delay or force politically troubling votes in both houses.
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