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North Dakota Policy Council

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Dear Tom,

The Northern Plains Heritage Foundation took its circus show to the Burleigh County Commission yesterday. We have it covered below. Also, the interim Higher Education Committee met a couple weeks ago. We have some recommendations for them.

BS Alert: Potter Fools Burleigh County Commission

Let me explain this process another way. Let’s say you catch a burglar who broke into your house and took your couch. You walk over to the burglar and say, “I see what you’re doing. You’re ...

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North Dakota Legislative Higher Education Interim Committee Meeting in Wahpeton

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NORTH DAKOTA LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT
Tentative Agenda
HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Red River Valley Room, Student Center, State College of Science
Wahpeton, North Dakota
8:00 a.m. Call to order
Roll call
Consideration of the minutes of the July 17, 2009, meeting
8:05 a.m. Welcome and comments by Dr. John Richman, President, State College of Science
HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY
8:10 a.m. Comments by the chairman regarding the committee meeting, including the focus on
issues affecting two-year campuses
Presentations and ...

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North Dakota Legislative Council Interim Committes

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North Dakota Legislative Council Interim Committees
(2009-10 Interim)

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

Representative Al Carlson – Chairman
Jim W. Smith – Legislative Council Staff
REPRESENTATIVES
Merle Boucher
Al Carlson
Chris Griffin
Gary Kreidt
Shirley Meyer
David Monson
Bob Skarphol
Robin Weisz
Lisa Wolf
SENATORS
Robert S. Erbele
Tony Grindberg
Ray Holmberg
David O’Connell
Tracy Potter
Larry J. Robinson
Bob Stenehjem
Rich Wardner

Administrative Rules Committee Judicial Process Committee
Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations Judiciary Committee
Agriculture Committee Legislative Audit ...

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Staff for the North Dakota Legislators, Housed in Bismarck

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Jim W. Smith – Director

Legal Services:
Jay E. Buringrud – Assistant Director
John Walstad – Code Revisor
Jeffrey N. Nelson – Assistant Code Revisor
John Bjornson – Counsel
L. Anita Thomas – Counsel
Vonette J. Richter – Counsel
Timothy J. Dawson – Counsel
Jennifer S. N. Clark – Counsel

Fiscal Services:
Allen H. Knudson – Legislative Budget Analyst and Auditor
Roxanne Woeste – Assistant Legislative Budget Analyst and ...

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Certification

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The IP3 Difference

What Sets IP3 Apart from Other IT Security Seminars and Training?

5 Day CISSP® Boot Camp

The boot camps are 5-day comprehensive courses that include our 10-week online training resources for pre- and post-exam support. This gives you the advantage of building a strong foundation prior to sitting for the exam.

You begin by receiving a comprehensive study pack, consisting of self-study manuals, study guides, professional mentoring, and toll free telephone support. We will provide the student ample time to ...

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Journal of Computer Information Systems

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Journal of Computer Information Systems: Call for Papers

The Journal of Computer Information Systems (JCIS, ISSN 0887-4417) is the flagship journal of the International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS www.iacis.org) published on a quarterly basis. The JCIS is a refereed publication containing articles related to information systems research including innovative and advanced technologies. The aim of JCIS is to provide academically robust papers, research, and critical reviews on the issues associated with computer information systems. It is designed to be ...

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Civic Engagement in Government Audio Session

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Dear Tom Seymour,

For local governments looking to partner with citizens to create better
solutions, join us for the informative 60-minute webinar:

“Civic Engagement in Government: Harness the Power of Public Participation”
Thursday, August 27, 2009 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
http://www.governmenteducator.com/Y3/0/2/p2N5S6c/p2WDSTFMi/p0e

Whether it’s budgeting, zoning, or any number of other hot-button issues, local
governments are beginning to realize that involving the public through civic
engagement leads to better solutions. Civic engagement is much more than public
hearings and comment periods at council meetings ? ...

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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 with Your Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC). This call will feature HealthData Insights, the RAC for Region D (Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming).

CMS and the featured RAC will give brief presentations, leaving the bulk of the time to answer your questions. Join us and enjoy the opportunity to talk to ...

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Workforce Legislative Meeting in Bismarck

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NORTH DAKOTA LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
Tentative Agenda
WORKFORCE COMMITTEE
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Roughrider Room, State Capitol
Bismarck, North Dakota
9:00 a.m. Call to order
Roll call
Review of the Legislative Council supplementary rules of operation and procedure
9:10 a.m. Comments by the chairman regarding responsibilities of the committee
TECHNOLOGY STUDIES
9:15 a.m. Presentation by the Legislative Council staff of background memorandums on the
studies of:
• Technology-based entrepreneurship and economic development best practices,
including a review of the best practices ...

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Special on 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 with Your Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC). There will be two calls. The first call will feature Connolly Consulting, the RAC for Region C (Colorado). The second call will feature HealthData Insights, the RAC for Region D (Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming).

CMS and the featured RAC will give brief presentations, leaving ...

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Medicare Update

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Hello Everyone,

Please enjoy the information contained in this edition of Frontier Focus. Please be sure to share it with your members, colleagues, providers and office billing staff. Thank you for your continued efforts to broadcast Medicare information to the providers in Region VIII.

Table of Contents

1. DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Messages (3) With Important Information on What You Should Be Doing NOW to Get Ready

2. ...

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Education Review from the US Department of Education

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ED REVIEW
July 24, 2009

…a bi-weekly update on U.S. Department of Education activities relevant to the Intergovernmental and Corporate community and other stakeholders
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ARRA OUTREACH

Today, President Obama is slated to join Secretary Duncan at the Department’s headquarters to announce the publishing of a Notice of Proposed Priorities (NPP) in the Federal Register for the $4.35 billion “Race to the Top” Fund. This largest-ever federal investment in education reform will reward eligible states for past accomplishments and create incentives ...

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