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Legislature approves childcare bill
The North Dakota legislature has approved a bill that helps the childcare industry in the state. House Bill 1422 invests $4 million into childcare issues.
Wednesday, May, 01, 2013 - KX News - News

Senate rejects tax cut proposal
The North Dakota Senate rejected a tax cut proposal today.
Wednesday, May, 01, 2013 - KX News - News

Minnesota Senate to vote on clothing, income tax hikes
Minnesota's Senate is debating a bill that repeals the state's long-standing sales tax exemption on clothes and increases income taxes on wealthier people.
Monday, April, 29, 2013 - Associated Press - News

Minimum wage hike weaves through Minnesota House
Many Minnesota workers would get a pay hike, extra time to spend with newborns and recently adopted children and more overtime pay in the minimum wage bill that is headed to the House floor.
Monday, April, 29, 2013 - Associated Press - News

LRSC lobbies for facility upgrades
The President of Lake Region State College is lobbying the state legislature to approve the first facility upgrades at the college in more than 35 years. The college is trying to secure 5.9 million dollars to update and expand the Earlandson Technical Center, which hasn't been updated since 1978.
Friday, April, 26, 2013 - WDAZ - News

University System auditor says Shirvani did not commit fraud
The internal auditor for the North Dakota University System says Chancellor Hamid Shirvani did not violate any policies or commit fraud in testimony before a House committee, but adds that Shirvani’s presentation could have been construed as misleading.
Friday, April, 26, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

Minnesota House to vote on chemical curbs for kid products
Two bills to curb the use of certain chemicals in products intended to be used by children are up for votes in the Minnesota House. The House planned to debate the pair Friday.
Friday, April, 26, 2013 - Associated Press - News

Senate unanimously approves new DUI bill
The North Dakota legislature has overhauled the state's DUI law. With a unanimous vote today, the Senate gave the final approval to a bill that significantly increases the penalties for driving drunk, cracking down hardest on repeat offenders.
Thursday, April, 25, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Minnesota Senate moves to fix Capitol with tax dollars
Minnesota senators are moving to pay for renovations of the state Capitol using tax dollars rather than through state borrowing for public construction projects.
Wednesday, April, 24, 2013 - Associated Press - News

Minnesota House tax bill could raise price of a drink
The higher booze tax is part of a larger tax package due for a vote Wednesday. The tax is lodged at the wholesale level so the effect on consumers is hard to pin down. Different types of alcohol will be taxed at varying rates.
Wednesday, April, 24, 2013 - Associated Press - News

Voters to decide next year on replacing higher ed board
Voters will decide in 2014 whether a three-member, full-time commission should replace the current eight-member, part-time State Board of Higher Education.
Wednesday, April, 24, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

Senate approves animal cruelty measures
The Senate has approved a negotiated version of the animal cruelty bill. The main change to the bill involves the process law enforcement uses in the seizure of abused, neglected or abandoned animals.
Tuesday, April, 23, 2013 - KX News - News

Bill to increase speeding fines dies
A bill to raise the fines for speeding on North Dakota roads has died. House Bill 1048 was intended to deter people from speeding on highways.
Tuesday, April, 23, 2013 - KX News - News

Nursing home and long-term care worker pay raises in Minnesota House health budget
The Minnesota House passed a health and social programs budget late Monday with a small salary increase for nursing home and long-term care workers, but some lawmakers questioned whether they were enough for struggling homes in rural areas.
Tuesday, April, 23, 2013 - Associated Press - News

ND legislature to consider income, corporate taxes
One of the big issues North Dakota lawmakers still have to work out this session is one that would keep more money in your wallet. The Senate has scaled back the cuts to income and corporate taxes -- it now looks similar to Governor Dalyrmple's recommendation, but it's $375 million lower than what the House proposed.
Tuesday, April, 23, 2013 - KX News - News

ND Senate pushes ahead to dismantle State Board of Higher Education
After a third attempt, Senate lawmakers successfully passed a resolution proposing a constitutional change to remove the State Board of Higher Education and replace it with a full-time three-member committee.
Tuesday, April, 23, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

ND legislature takes up state employee pay raises
North Dakota Senators have adopted a negotiation between House and Senate leaders regarding state employee pay and retirement benefits. The $104 million increase in salaries, retirement and health insurance is included in House Bill 1015, the budget for Office of Management and Budget.
Monday, April, 22, 2013 - KX News - News

Gov. Dalrymple seeks extension for FEMA housing program
Gov. Jack Dalrymple asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday to extend a temporary housing program to Minot and Ward County residents displaced by flooding in 2011.
Monday, April, 22, 2013 - Associated Press - News

House expects long $11 billion health budget debate
At least 600,000 more Minnesotans would get subsidized health care under a bill House Democrats expect to pass late tonight or early Tuesday. Republicans complain that even with increased spending for nursing homes and other long-term care programs, more money is needed.
Monday, April, 22, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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