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Legislature and the North Dakota Public Employees Association

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North Dakota Public Employees Association

Dear Thomas Seymour,

The 61st Legislative Session was the longest in the state’s history. For me, it was 79 days of lobbying, compromising, testifying, and fingernail-biting culminating in the State Senate’s adjournment at 12:21 a.m. Tuesday morning. We did not get everything we asked for, but I think that North Dakota’s state employees, including those working in higher education; have a lot to be happy about.

The state legislature appropriated 5% salary increases for state employees (including ...

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State of North Dakota Budget Status….

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Prepared by the North Dakota Legislative Council
staff
Beginning Balance and Revenues
Legislative budget estimate of unobligated general fund cash balance – July 1, 2009 $321,091,738 1
Add 2009-11 estimated revenues
Proposed executive budget general fund revenues $2,783,873,000
Legislative revenue changes
Major increases
HB 1015 – Provides for a transfer from the permanent oil tax trust fund $140,000,000
HB 1279 – Reduces individual income tax rates (executive recommendation) (Defeated) 100,000,000
SB 2199 – Provides for a transfer from the permanent ...

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North Dakota Senate Democratic Caucus Final Report

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2009 North Dakota Legislative Session

Senate Dem-NPL Caucus

Final Report

The 2009 Legislative session got started in the chilly winds of January with an ambitious budget proposal from Gov. John Hoeven that looked to increase state spending in major areas, cut taxes, and leave the state with a sizable surplus at the end. Over the next four months—through a declining economy, near-record snowfalls, and major flooding across the state—legislators opened the budget books and got to work adding, cutting and tweaking the initial ...

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The Center for Medicare

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Hello Everyone,

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Region VIII Office invites you to participate in our toll-free Region VIII Medicare Chat for Stakeholders, Partners, and Providers on May 7, 2009 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Mountain Time (12:00 – 1:00 PM Central Time). We will give a few brief program updates, along with a more comprehensive presentation on the Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC). Join us and enjoy the opportunity to meet Jeff Hinson, our new Acting ...

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North Dakota Taxpayer’s Association Comments

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The Property Tax Attitude Problem
May 3rd, 2009

Senate Bill 2199 has passed, has been signed by the Governor, and is now law.

State taxpayers will now send $295 million to local school districts for the purpose of reducing property taxes – in one pocket, and out the other.

The next step to resolving the property tax situation is something that cannot be legislated – the attitude of local government officials.

In today’s Bismarck Tribune (click here) we learn that the City of ...

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North Dakota Senate Floor Calendar – May 4, 2009

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View Senate Floor Calendar
Day 79 – May 04, 2009
Convene Times: 8:00AM

This is a LIVE page and is subject to change. Live Senate Audio | Live Senate Video

7th Order – Select and Divided Committee Reports
Bill
Number Floor
Action AM EM CO Message Committee Committee
Recommends Comm
Vote Primary
Sponsor Versions
SB 2011 Hse Rcd & Am Appropriations Conference Committee ...

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Information Technology Open House at Minot State University

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An Open Invitation to Faculty, Staff, & Administrators

What: Stop in at your convenience to see a live demonstration of the future in office communications:

Unified Messaging (integrated email, calendaring, instant messaging, voice mail)
Unified Communications (add audio, video, and Web conferencing)
Voice over IP (VoIP)
Where: Fisher Room, 2nd Floor Student Union

When: Monday, May 4, 2009
Between 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Between 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. ...

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North Dakota Department of Human Services

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NEWS from the North Dakota Department of Human Services

600 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck ND 58505-0250

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 1, 2009

Contacts: Maggie Anderson, Medical Services Division Director, 701-328-2321; or Heather Steffl, Public Information Officer, 701-328-4933

Families impacted by layoffs reminded about child health coverage programs and other assistance

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Human Services and county social service offices are reminding individuals affected by the layoffs at Bobcat Co. plants in Gwinner and Bismarck that help may be available ...

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North Dakota Information Technology Council Legislative Report

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Final Days of the Session

Today marks the 77th day of the session, and the Legislature must complete its work by Wednesday, May 6, the 80th day of the session. Legislators have been busy in conference committee meetings and floor sessions to meet this deadline.

Conference committee work is nearly complete for all ITCND bills. A final summary of all ITCND tracked bills will be included in the last legislative update, which will be sent the week of May 11.

Status of Key ...

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North Dakota Democratic Senate Report

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Senate Democratic Caucus

End of Week Report (Week 17)

April 30, 2009

Week 17 in the Legislature marked the slow grinding march towards the end of the session. Over the course of the week, lawmakers split up into small groups known as conference committees to settle final differences in legislation. Three members of the House and three members of the Senate make up a conference committee. For most of the week, the House and Senate started early in the morning, going in and ...

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2009-2011 North Dakota Budget Summary

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Prepared by the North Dakota Legislative Council
staff
Beginning Balance and Revenues
Legislative budget estimate of unobligated general fund cash balance – July 1, 2009 $321,483,491 1
Add 2009-11 estimated revenues
Proposed executive budget general fund revenues $2,783,873,000
Legislative revenue changes
Major increases
HB 1279 – Reduces individual income tax rates (executive recommendation) (Defeated) 100,000,000
SB 2199 – Provides for a transfer from the permanent oil tax trust fund 295,000,000
SB 2014 – Increases the transfer from the State Mill ...

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Swine Flu

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CMS asks that you share this important information with all of your association members and State and local chapters. Thanks!

For the most current information about swine flu, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at: www.cdc.gov/swineflu. You will find consumer and provider fact sheets, current information, and steps you can take to protect yourself against infection.

At the CDC site you will also be able to download a widgit that you can post to your own website ...

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