News Clips 9.3.15

News Clips 9.3.15

News:
Fargo Forum: Opponents of Iran nuclear deal target Heitkamp on Snapchat
Fargo Forum: Oil Patch economy setting into ‘ new normal’
Fargo Forum: Democrats say Wrigley affair ‘disappointing’ but causes few ripples
Fargo Forum: Presidential hopeful Rubio wants to lift ‘outdated’ oil export ban
Fargo Forum: Presidential hopeful Rubio wants to lift ‘outdated’ oil export ban
Grand Forks Herald: We’re not weaponizing drones, Grand Forks County sheriff says
Grand Forks Herald: Kentucky clerk seeks same-sex marriage license reprieve
Dickinson Press: Obama secures key vote to protect Iran nuclear deal …

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News Clips 9.2.15

News Clips 9.2.15

News:
Fargo Forum: Man alleges UND fraternity members stripped, assaulted him because he is gay
Fargo Forum: ND Lt. Gov. Wrigley admits affair, still mulling run for governor
Fargo Forum: Same-sex couple asks judge to hold Ky. clerk in contempt after denying marriage license
Grand Forks Herald: Groups question timing on N.D. State Health Department’s radioactive waste meeting
Bismarck Tribune: Human Trafficking Commission holds first meeting
Bismarck Tribune: Attorneys file arguments over scope of water rule injunction
Bismarck Tribune: ND gets $191K to improve accident response
WDAY: North Dakota …

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News Clips 6.25.15

News Clips 6.25.15

News:
Fargo Forum: Group formed to address North Dakota teacher shortage
Grand Forks Herald: U.S. to fine railroads that fair to implement PTC safety system
Bismarck Tribune: North Dakota tribal panel wants to regulate oil development
Dickinson Press: Congress victory moves Obama’s Pacific trade pact forward
PBS Newshour: Why North Dakota’s oil fields are so deadly for workers
The Bakken: North Dakota production declines
Opinion:

Fargo Forum Editorial: Candidates fumble flag flap
Grand Forks Herald LTE: Republicans’ all-purpose, every-policy promise: Lower gas prices
Grand Forks Herald LTE: Anti-Common Core lawsuit raises valid point
Bismarck Tribune: …

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News Clips 6.4.15

News Clips 6.4.15

News:

Fargo Forum: NDSU foundation head sought $600,000 in severance

Fargo Forum: Hoeven seeking Senate re-election
Fargo Forum: Strike force to target organized crime in oil boom region
Jamestown Sun: Company considering N.D. plastics plant looking for second U.S. location
Jamestown Sun: Oil Patch gets own crime strike force
Jamestown Sun: U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Fiorina unveils net worth
Bismarck Tribune: Ag group split on pipeline reclamation program
Bismarck Tribune: Drone industry unfolding quickly in North Dakota
Bismarck Tribune: North Dakota increases oil well inspections on flood threat
KFYR: Lawmakers urge crude oil …

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North Dakota DEM-NPL Job Posting: Operations Manager

North Dakota DEM-NPL Job Posting: Operations Manager

The North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party is now announcing the job opening for the position of Operations Manager. Below you will find the job description and requirements for this position.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and references to DEM-NPL Executive Director Robert Haider at robert@demnpl.com by Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
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POSITION TITLE: Operations Manager

REPORTS TO: Robert Haider, Executive Director of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party

LOCATON: Bismarck, North Dakota

DESCRIPTION: We are seeking a positive, energetic, organized, and professional individual to assist in the day-to-day operations of the North …

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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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