News Clips 1.31.2014

DEM-NPL News:

AgriPulse: Senators Gearing up for Farm Bill Debae, Votes (Sen. Heitkamp)
WDAZ: Heitkamp Announces More Funding for ND Heating Assistance
State and National News:
WDAZ: Senate Passes Bill to Delay Increases in Premium for Flood Insurance (Sens. Heitkamp, Hoeven)
Minot Daily News: Hope to Extend Eligibility for Flood Money Back (Sen. Hoeven)
KQCD: Hoeven Works to Develop More Energy Infrastructure
WDAY: Oil and Gas Bids Set North Dakota Records ( Sen. Hoeven, Rep. Cramer)
Devils Lake Journal: Essential Air Service (EAS) Contracts Awarded (Sens. Heitkamp, …

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State Senator Tim Mathern, of Fargo, seeking re-election

State Senator Tim Mathern, of Fargo, seeking re-election

(FARGO, ND) – State Senator Tim Mathern announced today that he is seeking another term in the North Dakota Senate. Senator Mathern, who represents Fargo’s District 11, serves on the Senate Budget Committee. Rachael Guy has been appointed to serve as Senator Mathern’s campaign manager.

Senator Mathern released the following statement:

“I seek the honor to serve another Senate term. My top priorities will be flood protection, corrections reform, and ensuring quality health care for all North Dakotans. I have the experience and ability to effect positive …

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State Senator Joan Heckaman announces re-election bid

State Senator Joan Heckaman announces re-election bid

(BISMARCK, ND) – State Senator and Assistant Senate Minority LeaderJoan Heckaman (Democrat – New Rockford) announced today that she will be seeking re-election to the State Senate from District 23. Senator Heckaman released the following statement:

“I have been honored to have been given the opportunity to work on behalf of the constituents of District 23 and I want to continue to work for them in the next four years.

“During my Senate tenure, I’ve worked with members of both parties to find common sense solutions that …

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ND Democratic Legislators to Industrial Commission: Address Dept. of Mineral Resources’ “irreconcilable conflict”

ND Democratic Legislators to Industrial Commission: Address Dept. of Mineral Resources’ “irreconcilable conflict”

State law and Industrial Commission practices vesting promotion of oil development and oil regulation in the same person must change, lawmakers say

(BISMARCK, ND) – North Dakota Democratic-NPL legislative leadership called on the state Industrial Commission today to separate the oil regulation and promotion responsibilities of the Director of Mineral Resources. The lawmakers also pledged to introduce legislation to permanently codify this change.

North Dakota Senate Dem-NPL Leader Mac Schneider (District 42 – Grand Forks) and House Dem-NPL Leader Kenton Onstad (District 4 – Parshall) …

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