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June 22, 2016
Spending increases not likely for Stutsman County 2017 budget
For the second consecutive year the Stutsman County Commission has set a 3 percent limit on increases for all tax levies with no spending increases likely for the 2017 budget. The County Commission unanimously approved a recommendation Tuesday from Stutsman County Auditor/Chief Operating...
News/Nation and World
June 22, 2016 - 7:06am
February 3, 2016
Pentagon chief plan to buy high-end ships, fighters
SAN DIEGO - Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday said the U.S. Navy would buy more high-end submarines, destroyers, fighter jets and unmanned underwater vehicles in coming years, using $8 billion saved by scaling back orders for smaller, less capable Littoral Combat Ships.Carter...
News/Nation and World
February 3, 2016 - 8:00pm
January 5, 2015
Changing nickname for UND mascot costing more than expected
Finding a new nickname for the University of North Dakota is proving to be a costly endeavor.
January 5, 2015 - 8:13am
December 27, 2014
MasterCard holiday spending report shows electronics weak, lodging strong
Consumers spent actively on lodging and restaurants during the holiday season, while sales of electronics were flat, reflecting an ongoing shift toward spending on "experiences" rather than goods, MasterCard said in a holiday spending report. Overall retail sales grew 5.5 percent...
December 27, 2014 - 7:51am
December 11, 2014
Congress reaches deal for $1.1 trillion U.S. spending bill
WASHINGTON - Congressional negotiators unveiled a $1.1 trillion U.S. spending bill that aims to avoid a government shutdown at midnight on Thursday and punts an immigration showdown between Republicans and President Barack Obama until February. As the funding deadline loomed,...
News/Nation and World
December 11, 2014 - 7:08am
November 15, 2013
There’s money to spread around to all needs of N.D.
In his Nov. 9 letter to the editor, Stanley Mayor Mike Hynek churned out a muddled discourse opposing the proposed North Dakota Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks constitutional amendment. Although I admire his sincere fervency to improve local infrastructure integrity and retain positive...
November 15, 2013 - 7:11am
N.D. spends to address real needs
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead As predictable as a mosquito infestation in July, the regular cast of buzzing critics has been having a stinging-good time with The Forum’s Sunday examination of the increase in North Dakota government spending. Self-defined conservative bloggers...
November 15, 2013 - 7:09am
January 6, 2013
McConnell: Time to confront 'spending addiction'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says that "absolutely the tax issue is behind us" as a result of the "fiscal cliff" deal and that it's now time to focus solely on confronting what he calls "our spending addiction." He says it shouldn't require a crisis...
January 6, 2013 - 12:00pm
June 29, 2012
State's reserves will define Legislature
The oil boom in western North Dakota, along with higher-than-expected sales and income tax collections, are beefing up North Dakota state government's financial reserves. Expectations are that by June 30, 2013, the state will be sitting on a $2 billion nest egg.
June 29, 2012 - 6:12am
May 18, 2011
Dalrymple vetoes parts of 2 spending bills
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has vetoed parts of two spending bills that affect the state Water Commission and budget office. Dalrymple on Wednesday rejected a proposal to require remote metering of some industrial water usage. A related provision set...
May 18, 2011 - 6:45pm
April 10, 2011
White House: Obama to lay out spending plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One budget deal down, President Barack Obama and Congress began to pivot Sunday from the painful standoff over this year's spending to a pair of defining debates over the nation's borrowing limit and the election-year budget. Much will be revealed at midweek,...
April 10, 2011 - 7:55pm
December 2, 2010
Holiday shoppers came out to spend in November
NEW YORK (AP) -- Generous discounts lured American to stores for holiday gifts in November, providing cheer and robust sales gains for retailers. That raises hopes, already buoyed by reports of crowded malls over the crucial Thanksgiving weekend, for a strong holiday shopping season....
Nation and World/News
December 2, 2010 - 9:37am
August 6, 2010
What we think: Funding for school aides must be sustainable
The Jamestown Public School Board expressed interest in spending surplus money on teacher aides. We support that idea, assuming the district can afford it in the long term. Teachers, administrators and support staff have all said classrooms need more teacher aides. We all want the...
August 6, 2010 - 7:08am
June 19, 2010
Farm family living spending dips slightly in ND
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- A new report says North Dakota farmers spent a little less on themselves last year. The North Dakota State University Extension Service report looked at 251 farms enrolled in the North Dakota Farm Business Management Education Program. Operators of the...
June 19, 2010 - 11:00am
May 25, 2010
Obama seeks to force votes on spending cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama sent legislation to Congress on Monday that would allow him to force lawmakers to vote on cutting earmarks and wasteful programs from spending bills. The legislation would award Obama and his successors the ability to take two months or...
May 25, 2010 - 12:17am