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Regent Calls Attacks On Mark Kennedy “Unreasonable” And Blames Radical Leftists

Chance Hill is a member of the Colorado University Board of Regents

UND President Mark Kennedy in ColoradoDENVER, CO — A member of the Colorado University Board of Regents is speaking out in support of Mark Kennedy and the C-U presidential search process. In a Facebook post, Chance Hill wrote that he could no longer keep silent after Kennedy endured “unreasonable attacks and slanderous smears in the past two weeks.” Hill blames radical…

Two Former Democratic Senators Launch Voting Initiative “One Country Project”

North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp and Indiana's Joe Donnelly

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two former Democratic senators from red states who lost re-election bids in 2018 are leading a campaign to help their party win back votes in rural America. North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp and Indiana’s Joe Donnelly are starting an initiative called the One Country Project. Its website states that Democrats need to “reopen the dialogue” in areas where people…

MN Senate GOP Releases Tax Bill, Rep. Paul Marquart Responds

Republicans who control the Minnesota Senate have unveiled a tax bill they say will benefit all Minnesota taxpayers and provide tax cuts to half of them. The bill contrasts with proposals from Gov. Tim Walz and the House Democratic majority that would raise gasoline and other taxes. It includes a quarter–point income tax cut for middle–class taxpayers and would shelter…

UND President Begins Job Interview Tours In Colorado

Kennedy has been the target of demonstrations and online petitions Against His Nomination

BOULDER, CO — UND President Mark Kennedy is in Colorado this week. He is meeting with administrators, students and faculty at the University of Colorado, where he is the lone finalist to become the next president. Kennedy’s first stop was to speak with administrators and foundation members. Visits are also planned Tuesday through Friday at campuses in Colorado Springs, Aurora,…

Students Protest UND President Mark Kennedy At University of Colorado Boulder

Kennedy is the sole candidate for president of the University of Colorado system

Courtesy: Hart Van Denburg/CPR NewsBOULDER, CO — Dozens of students at the University of Colorado Boulder are protesting UND President Mark Kennedy. He is the sole candidate for president of the University of Colorado system. Some students showed up with signs encouraging the Board of Regents to block the nomination. They are concerned with Kennedy’s votes while he was a Republican…

ND Republican House Members Protest Hindu Leader Offering Prayer

Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, offered mantra's as the guest chaplain in the House on Tuesday.

BISMARCK, N.D.- Some Republican North Dakota House members protested the daily opening floor session prayer by a global Hindu and interfaith leader Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, offered mantra’s as the guest chaplain in the House on Tuesday. He delivered the prayer in the Senate on Monday without incident. Lutheran pastor and freshman Rep. Jeff Hoverson of…

North Dakota Lawmaker Resigns Due to Health Reasons

Arne Osland of Mayville notified legislative leaders that he was stepping down.

BISMARCK – A Republican senator from eastern North Dakota has announced he’s resigning due to health reasons. Arne Osland of Mayville notified legislative leaders that he was stepping down. Colleagues say the 77-year-old retired farmer and businessman recently suffered a stroke and is convalescing in Arizona. Osland was serving his first term, representing District 20 that includes all of Traill…

Forecast Revenue Projects Another $1 Billion In North Dakota Tax Collections

The forecast presented to the Legislature's Budget Section predicted higher oil prices and production

BISMARCK, ND — A newly updated revenue forecast shows North Dakota’s treasury expects to collect about $1 billion more in state tax collections for the next two-year budget cycle than what lawmakers had adopted just two months ago. The forecast presented to the Legislature’s Budget Section predicted higher oil prices and production than what was set by lawmakers in January as…

Sen. Cramer Wants Corps of Engineers Fired From Border Wall Project

Who we choose to build the wall defines whether it actually gets built. The Army Corp of Engineers has been an abstract failure and should not be trusted to secure the southern border. We need someone to #BuildTheWall on time and under budget. https://t.co/J4oD5DikXc — Sen. Kevin Cramer (@SenKevinCramer) March 8, 2019 WASHINGTON – North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer says…

Republicans Offer Rebuttal Bill To Gov. Walz’ Proposed Gas Tax Hike

Under Walz's budget proposal, Minnesota's gas tax would increase from nearly 30 cents to nearly 50 cents a gallon

ST. PAUL, MN — Four Republican senators in Minnesota have introduced a rebuttal bill that would allow drivers to choose at the pump whether they want to pay an extra 20-cent per gallon gas tax. The bill is likely a response to Gov. Tim Walz’s proposed 20-cent per gallon gas tax hike, which would not be optional. The tax increase was…