Tag Archives: John Hoeven

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Pro-Fracking Ad: “Help Me Stay Rich”

Pro-Fracking Ad: “Help Me Stay Rich”

This pro-fracking video, created for the fight over fracking taking place in Colorado, is pretty funny. But, like most good humor, there’s truth behind it. Senator John Hoeven has argued – most recently in the pages of the Wall Street Journal along side Senator John McCain – that America can leverage its boom in natural

Senate Democrats Urge Passage Of Minimum Wage Fairness Act

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Coming To North Dakota Next Week

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will be in North Dakota next week attending a fundraiser for Republican candidates. The Bismarck Area Republican Council today sent out an email revealing that McConnell was the “special guest” Senator John Hoeven would be bringing to annual R-100 Reception to be hosted at the home of state Rep. George Keiser.

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Associated Press: Republicans Block “Free Contraception”

Earlier today the US Senate voted down a motion to invoke cloture on legislation seeking to overturn a Supreme Court ruling which held that closely-held companies cannot be forced, under Obamacare, to pay for contraception benefits for their employees if they find the contraception to be immoral and a violation of their religious conscience (for

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Getting Richer: North Dakota’s Senators Reported Big Gains In Their Worth In 2013

Late last month North Dakota’s Senators filed their annual financial disclosure reports, and it’s clear that being a US Senator is pretty good for the bottom line. These reports are really difficult to use. Rather than reporting specific dollar amounts, the Senators report ranges of values that actually increase exponentially as they go up the

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Gov Jack Dalrymple’s Budget Guidelines Calls For “Hold Even” Budgets, Observers Get A Good Chuckle

Today Governor Jack Dalrymple issued his budgeting guidelines for the 2015-2017 biennium, and he’s calling for “hold even” budgets from state agencies. I got a good laugh out of it. “Dalrymple directed agency leaders to develop a hold-even baseline budget with an option for additional resources that are essential to the needs of a growing state.,” read

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Reform The Property Tax? Yes Please. More State Buy Downs? No Thanks.

Since about 2007, the approach to addressing North Dakota’s property tax problem under Governors John Hoeven and now Jack Dalrymple has been for the state to buy them down. First with an income tax payment, then with money sent directly to local governments in exchange for locals lowering mill levies. Up to the last legislative

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Do Pro-Keystone Democrats Really Want To Build The Pipeline, Or Just Get Re-Elected?

On Friday North Dakota Senator John Hoeven was interviewed on CSPAN about his efforts to push a bill through the Senate that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline project. Senator Hoeven, a Republican, is counting on a number of Senators from across the partisan divide to get the legislation passed in the Democrat-controlled Senate. But

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Is Rick Berg Running For Something Again?

The short answer to the headline question is no, he’s not. I’m certain that’s what Rick would say if you asked him, and certainly that’s what the sign outside of the hospitality room he ran at the recent NDGOP convention here in Minot said. If Rick Berg was running for anything in 2014 we’d have

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