2009-2011 North Dakota Budget Summary

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Prepared by the North Dakota Legislative Council
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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National Teacher Education Organization

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AACTE Weekly News Briefs | April 28, 2009
. . . delivered to your inbox so you can enjoy up-to-date news on colleges of education, teaching and the classroom, campaigns, legislation, STEM teacher issues, international teacher issues, grants, and upcoming events. Please click on linked headlines for full story.


Update on the Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Competition
The U.S. Department of Education is in the final stages of clearing the application for the TQP grant competition and ...

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Minot State University Faculty Senate At-Large Elections

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Annual University At-large election results:

Faculty Senate (3 three-year positions):
Mehdi Tehrani, Michael Duffy & Jane laPlante

Academic Assessment Committee (1 three-year position):
Draza Markovic

Academic Policies Committee (1 three-year position):
Judy Swanson

Committee for the Peer Review of Teaching (1 three-year position):
Marita Hoffart

Constitutional Review Committee (1 three-year position):
Allen Kihm

Curricular Diversity & Campus Climate Committee (1 three-year position):
Margaret Sherve

Curriculum Committee (1 three-year position):
John Webster

Faculty Rights Committee (2 three-year positions):
Harold Nelson
Steve Hayton

Promotion Committee (2 three-year positions):
Alex Deufel
Tom ...

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Council on Foreign Relations

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Global Imbalances and the Financial Crisis

Wednesday, May 6
4:00 to 4:30 p.m. (ET)


Steven Dunaway
Adjunct Senior Fellow for International Economics, CFR

On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you to participate in the next session of the CFR State and Local Officials Conference Call series on Wednesday, May 6, 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. (ET). To continue our series on the global economic crisis, Steven Dunaway, adjunct senior fellow for international ...

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Dr. Tom Seymour Has A Journal Article to Review

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Dear Dr. Tom Seymour,

Thank you for serving on the Editorial Review Board of the International Journal of Mobile Communications (IJMC, ISSN 1470-949X).

Attached is a manuscript IJMC6678 submitted for possible publication in IJMC. As always, the quality of the review will ultimately determine the quality of the journal. We would greatly appreciate that you could review and evaluate its potential for publication in IJMC, and email me at jwei@uwf.edu ...

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North Dakota Legislative Conference Committees on April 27, 2009

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Conference Committee Hearing Schedule
Sixty-First Legislative Assembly Of North Dakota
»North Dakota Legislative Branch
Updated 08:30pm on April 26 , 2009

Bill/Res. No. Hearing Date/Time Location/Members/Description


HB1014 04/27 09:00 AM Roughrider: Ground Floor Capitol Tower
Representatives: Bellew L. (Chair), Kreidt G., Kerzman J.
Senators: Grindberg T., Krebsbach K., Seymour T.


HB1216 04/27 09:00 AM Fort Lincoln: Ground Floor Legislative Wing
Representatives: DeKrey D. (Chair), Porter T., Hunskor B.
Senators: ...

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Education Review in the United States

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April 24, 2009

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

On April 13, Secretary Duncan announced $108.8 million in new funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The funding includes $39.6 million in 180 Impact Aid Construction Grants (see http://www.ed.gov/programs/8007a/) for communities with military bases, Indian reservations, and federal property that do not generate local tax revenues, and $69.2 million in 52 ...

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North Dakota Senate Democratic Caucus Update

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Senate Democratic Caucus

End of Week Report (Week 16)

April 23, 2009

The last weeks of the 2009 Legislative Session showed the first signs of movement towards a final resolution. Lawmakers spent much of the week in conference committees—or small meetings of six lawmakers from the House and Senate that convene to work out differences between the version of a bill the House passed and a version the Senate passed. In addition to the many small compromises being worked out in these committees ...

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NTCA Washington Report

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Volume 41, No. 16/April 23, 2009

In this issue:

NTCA Comments on Separations Freeze

NTCA Submits LNP Ex Parte Letter

FCC Approves Health Care Network Funding

Notes in the News


In joint comments filed April 17, NTCA asked that the FCC keep in place the=
current freeze of Part 36 category relationships and jurisdictional cost al=
location factors until the agency crafts and implements a resolution for the=
separations process. In the meantime, the association recommended that rate=
-of-return carriers should ...

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North Dakota FEMA Procedures

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Attached please find a document which outlines FEMA’s Individual Assistance program. If you are getting questions from constituents regarding flood damages, please ask them to contact FEMA to register for assistance at:

1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 or visiting www.DisasterAssistance.gov online.

The registration line is open daily from 6 a.m. – midnight CDT until further notice.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need further information.


Cecily Fong

Public Information Officer

ND Department of Emergency Services

Office: 701.328.8154

Cell: 701.391.8158


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