Axness, Reisenauer introduce ‘Broadband North Dakota’ to advance, improve state’s technology infrastructure

Axness, Reisenauer introduce ‘Broadband North Dakota’ to advance, improve state’s technology infrastructure

PSC candidates unveil ‘Broadband North Dakota’; initiative will provide North Dakota consumers with superior service and provide an economic advantage to North Dakota businesses

(FARGO, ND) – Saying it’s time for North Dakota to enter into the 21st Century in telecommunications, Public Service Commission (PSC) candidates Tyler Axness and Todd Reisenauer announced today their policy initiative to give North Dakota businesses and consumers an economic advantage.

‘Broadband North Dakota’ looks to advance North Dakota’s telecommunications infrastructure by incentivizing technology upgrades and providing universal access for every household …

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2014 Burdick Dinner set for September 13, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) to keynote annual dinner

2014 Burdick Dinner set for September 13, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) to keynote annual dinner

Annual Burdick Dinner will be held Saturday, September 13 in West Fargo

(BISMARCK, ND – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 25, 2014) – The North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party announced today that Senator Tim Kaine, of Virginia, will keynote the party’s 2014 Burdick Dinner.

The annual dinner, named in honor of the late U.S. Senator Quentin Burdick, is the party’s annual fundraising dinner. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Cambria Suites Hotel in West Fargo.

“We are very excited to have Senator Kaine …

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Fairfield announces “North Dakota: Open for Business” initiative

Fairfield announces “North Dakota: Open for Business” initiative

Secretary of State candidate April Fairfield proposes a plan to streamline, simplify and modernize the Secretary of State’s business registration procedures.

(FARGO, ND) – North Dakota Secretary of State candidate April Fairfield announced today a business initiative designed to streamline, simplify, and modernize business registration in North Dakota.

“North Dakota is growing at an unprecedented pace,” said Fairfield. “We need new and cost-effective ways to manage our growth in a way that is responsive to the needs of both our businesses and our people and we need …

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News Clips 8.7.2014

News Clips 8.7.2014

Dem-NPL News:

World News: Rural Development Critical To Success Of North Dakota’s Farmers, Ranchers & Growers (Sen. Heitkamp)
World News: Heitkamp Announces Federal Funding To Support Law Enforcement In Bismarck, Cass County
Press Release: Heitkamp Seeks Workable Path Forward On Conservation Compliance For North Dakota Farmers
Fargo Forum, Jeremy Cahill Letter: A Better Effort From Rep. Cramer
Grand Forks Herald, Ellen Dunn Letter: Goehring’s Criticism Of Taylor Doesn’t Add Up
Jamestown Sun: Heitkamp, USDA Hear Concerns On Compliance Requirements
State and National News:
San Francisco Gate: BNSF …

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Axness: PSC has failed to serve North Dakota’s farmers

Axness: PSC has failed to serve North Dakota’s farmers

(FARGO, ND – AUGUST 6, 2014) – State Senator Tyler Axness, candidate for the North Dakota Public Service Commission, released the following statement today regarding the PSC’s failure to serve our state’s farmers.

“The Public Service Commission has failed time and again to protect North Dakota’s farmers. Not only have they failed to advocate for them when it comes to rail access, but a June 30th audit from the State Auditor’s office shows that they’ve failed our farmers when it comes to the basic buying and …

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George Sinner Proposes “No Work, No Pay” Initiative

George Sinner Proposes “No Work, No Pay” Initiative

(BISMARCK, ND) — State Senator and U.S. House Dem-NPL nominee, George Sinner announced his “No Work, No Pay” initiative today in Bismarck.

“It’s time for Congress to play by the same rules as every other hard working North Dakotan. That is why I am proposing the “No Work, No Pay” initiative,” said Sinner.

“When service members are being furloughed and citizens are struggling to make ends meet, but members of Congress, like Kevin Cramer, continue collecting a paycheck and enjoying the perks of Washington, a line has …

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Sinner Outraises Cramer Again, Continues Momentum for N.D. Democrats

Sinner Outraises Cramer Again, Continues Momentum for N.D. Democrats

(BISMARCK, ND) – North Dakota Democratic-NPL nominee for U.S. House, George Sinner, outraised Rep. Kevin Cramer again this period, continuing the great momentum from the North Dakota Democratic-NPL ticket this year.

“North Dakotans are tired of the partisanship and are ready for balance,” said North Dakota Democratic-NPL Executive Director Chad Oban. “The last legislative session was a clear indicator of what happens when one side holds a supermajority and loses focus on the real needs of the people. This obstructionist approach has been adopted and implemented …

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Astrup proposes “Saluting Their Service” tax cut for active duty military and veterans

Astrup proposes “Saluting Their Service” tax cut for active duty military and veterans

(FARGO, ND) — Jason Astrup, the North Dakota Democratic-NPL endorsed candidate for Tax Commissioner, called on the North Dakota Legislature to enact an income tax exclusion for all active-duty and retired military service members who reside in North Dakota.

Astrup’s “Saluting Their Service Tax Cut” would provide an income tax exclusion for any portion of an active-duty military service member’s benefits and pay that are taxable on the taxpayer’s federal tax return, as well as an exclusion for any retirement benefits that are taxable on the …

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Chairman Valeu’s statement on the passing of former party chairman Larry Erickson

Chairman Valeu’s statement on the passing of former party chairman Larry Erickson

(BISMARCK, ND – JULY 16, 2014) – North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party chairman Bob Valeu released the following statement today on the passing of long-time party leader, Larry Erickson, who died last week at the age of 83.

“With the passing of Larry Erickson the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party has lost one of its most dedicated, thoughtful, and colorful leaders. Our party’s family extends our heartfelt sympathies to Larry’s wife, Claryce, and their family.

“Larry was present at the creation when the Democratic Party merged with the Non-Partisan …

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Axness, Reisenauer introduce RAILS Plan to address rail congestion, improve safety, modernize infrastructure

Axness, Reisenauer introduce RAILS Plan to address rail congestion, improve safety, modernize infrastructure

(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 15, 2014 – FARGO, ND) – Saying that the Public Service Commission (PSC) has failed to adequately address railroad access and safety concerns, PSC candidates Tyler Axness and Todd Reisenauer announced today their plan to incentivize rail infrastructure investment and modernize the state’s rail system to deal with increased traffic and safety concerns.

Axness and Reisenauer unveiled their “RAILS Plan” today at a news conference in Fargo in Cass County, which is the most heavily trafficked county when it comes to rail …

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