Robert Haider Hired as New DEM-NPL Executive Director

Robert Haider Hired as New DEM-NPL Executive Director

Haider begins work on May 1, succeeds outgoing executive director Chad Oban

(BISMARCK, ND) – The North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party announced today that Robert Haider has been hired as the party’s new executive director. The party’s Policy Committee approved the hire on Saturday during its meeting in Bismarck. Haider will begin work on May 1.

Haider is a Burlington native who holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota and a Juris Doctor from the UND School of Law. He has been actively involved in …

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DEM-NPL Legislators: Republican Oil Tax Scheme Could Cost N.D. Over $6 Billion in Revenues by 2023

DEM-NPL Legislators: Republican Oil Tax Scheme Could Cost N.D. Over $6 Billion in Revenues by 2023

Scenario indicates North Dakota could lose nearly $370 million in 2015 biennium, over $6 billion through 2023 biennium under current oil price projections

(BISMARCK, N.D.) – Armed with oil price and production projections obtained from the Department of Mineral Resources, the Energy Information Administration, and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group, Dem-NPL legislators today said that the GOP proposal to permanently cut the oil extraction tax by 30 percent in exchange for elimination of the “trigger” incentive results in an unacceptable risk of stunning revenue loss both …

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DEM-NPL Leaders on Al Carlson’s Republican Supermajority’s 11th Hour Scheme to Permanently Cut Oil Extraction Tax by 30%

DEM-NPL Leaders on Al Carlson’s Republican Supermajority’s 11th Hour Scheme to Permanently Cut Oil Extraction Tax by 30%

Schnedier and Onstad: Republican last minute attempt “a misuse of the legislative process” and a “breach of trust with future generations”

(BISMARCK, N.D.) – In response to the announcement by Representative Al Carlson that the GOP majority in the Legislature intends to go forward with a delayed bill that would permanently reduce the oil extraction tax by 30 percent, House Minority Leader Kenton Onstad and Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider released the following statement:

If enacted, the Republican majority’s resurrected plan to dramatically and permanently reduce the …

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Elimination of state-run rail safety program “a broken promise that leaves North Dakota at risk”

Elimination of state-run rail safety program “a broken promise that leaves North Dakota at risk”

(BISMARCK, N.D.) – DEM-NPL legislators today decried actions by House GOP appropriators to eliminate the state-run rail safety program from the Public Service Commission budget, SB 2008. The cuts to that budget, which passed the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday by a vote of 16-5, eliminate funding for two rail safety inspectors and one rail safety manager.

“Scrapping the rail safety program represents a broken promise that leaves North Dakota at risk of further rail-related incidents,” said Representative Ron Guggisberg, a member of the House Appropriations Committee …

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DEM-NPL Legislators to Gov. Dalrymple: Prohibit Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation in State Hiring

DEM-NPL Legislators to Gov. Dalrymple: Prohibit Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation in State Hiring

(BISMARCK, ND) — DEM-NPL legislators signed and sent a letter to Governor Dalrymple today asking him to issue an executive order prohibiting discrimination on the basis of a person’s sexual orientation when it comes to state employment. The letter, signed by every DEM-NPL state senator and representative, comes on the heels of the defeat of SB 2279 in the House of Representatives on Thursday, which would have added sexual orientation to state law that already protects against discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national …

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