News Clips – February 20, 2015

NEWS

Williston Herald: House Committee sends $1.1 billion bill forward

Fargo Forum: ND House Republicans cancel opening prayer from Muslim on Ash Wednesday

Bismarck Tribune: More study for Legacy Fund recommended (Sen. Mac Schneider)

Fargo Forum: ND Senate OKs saltwater pipeline oversight bill

Fargo Forum: ND Senate panel gives corporate farming bill do-pass recommendation

Fargo Forum: ND House defeats bill aimed at ending DUI checkpoints

Fargo Forum: Support for human trafficking victims passes ND Senate (Sen. John Grabinger)

Fargo Forum: Proposed ND pipeline would send Bakken oil east through Canada

Fargo Forum: ND’s largest …

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DEM-NPL legislators: Extend property tax credit, use county social services savings for deeper property tax cuts

DEM-NPL legislators: Extend property tax credit, use county social services savings for deeper property tax cuts

Dems push against efforts to reduce property tax credit approved during 2013 session, ensure county social services bill supplements — rather than supplants — existing property tax relief

(BISMARCK, N.D.) – Senators Tim Mathern, D-Fargo and Jim Dotzenrod, D-Wyndmere today announced an effort to restore the full 12 percent property tax credit approved during the 2013 legislative session and ensure the anticipated state assumption of county social services results in a further reduction of property taxes at the local level.

The duo’s action comes in response to …

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Statement on the Passing of Former State Treasurer, Tax Commissioner Bob Hanson

Statement on the Passing of Former State Treasurer, Tax Commissioner Bob Hanson

(BISMARCK, ND) – Bob Valeu, Chairman of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party, released the following statement today on the passing of Robert E. Hanson, who served as State Treasurer (1979-1980, 1985-1992) and Tax Commissioner (1993-1996).

“We are saddened to learn of the passing of our good friend Bob Hanson. I first got to know Bob after he returned home from serving in the Vietnam War. At that time as a young veteran, Bob wanted to continue to serve his country through public service. Throughout his life, …

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DEM-NPL Women’s Caucus Outline Common Sense Priorities

DEM-NPL Women’s Caucus Outline Common Sense Priorities

Caucus is focused on women’s health and safety, promoting safe and secure families, and promoting the inclusion of more women in government

(BISMARCK, N.D.) — Members of the Democratic-NPL Women’s Caucus held an introductory press conference Friday outlining their 2015-2017 legislative priorities. The members highlighted women’s health and safety issues, promoting safe and strong families, and promoting the inclusion of more women in government.

“We formed this caucus because we want to empower women, encourage them to get involved in government and increase gender balance in …

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