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Does the state need to hold a special session of the Legislature to address oil impact in western N.D.?

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locomotive

Mar-03-14 2:51 PM

I'll say what billgrr said about Republicans with edits, and in the form of a question, not a statement like his.

Is it because they're lazy Democrats?

Just speculatin' - don't burst a blood vessel.

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disgusted

Mar-01-14 12:42 PM

I am still waiting for Legend or one of the 5 who agreed with him on his post of the 27th @7:35 to back the statement with facts.

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disgusted

Feb-28-14 11:08 AM

The North Dakota Legislature is responsible for the redistricting process. If a plan is not agreed upon by the Legislature, a federal or state court may draw the lines. The North Dakota Constitution stipulates that the Senate must be composed of between 40 and 54 members. The House must be composed of between 80 and 180 members. Currently, there are 47 Senate members and 94 House members. A statutory provision provides that any census after 1999 must use the current 47 and 94 figures.

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disgusted

Feb-28-14 11:07 AM

Early Bird, I guess I wasn't clear when I wrote that comment. I can see how my statement implied such. I was referring to the increase in residents which would justify redistricting. But I don't believe that a special session is needed. I am still waiting for Legend to compile the data that I requested.

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EarlyBird

Feb-28-14 8:29 AM

Disgusted.. I think you hit the nail on the head, I see government expansion coming out of this session too. They will somehow add districts and reps without an election.

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PoeticJustice16

Feb-27-14 10:03 PM

Oil impact? What oil impact?

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rajiihammr

Feb-27-14 9:56 PM

Wow! The lunatics and sane ones nearly agree which makes for few comments.

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disgusted

Feb-27-14 7:56 PM

Identify for us the specific items that are not being addressed or are short of funding right now.

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Legend

Feb-27-14 7:35 PM

This is probably the biggest issue state residents have faced since statehood--u bet your snowball it deserves a special session and moreso the funding of oil impacts in the west.

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Legend

Feb-27-14 7:32 PM

MH: Good call. i had forgot the abortion lunacy. They want em to grow up and die with gonorrhea in a work accident. Agree with *******. If they don't pay 4 oil impacts (high taxes etc.) the west will pay 4 fargo flood control and benefit the big money boys who arrogantly built in the red river flood zone. These same pigs will scoff at everything the Fed does while their behavior is worse. ND had great assets b4 oil--pristine beauty, fresh air and a sparse population. No minot "civic leader" can tell u when enough is enough. Pure greed.

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Legend

Feb-27-14 7:29 PM

MH: Good call. i had forgot the abortion lunacy. They want em to grow up and die with gonorrhea in a work accident. Agree with *******. If they don't pay 4 oil impacts (high taxes etc.) the west will pay 4 fargo flood control and benefit the big money boys who arrogantly built in the red river flood zone. These same pigs will scoff at everything the Fed does while their behavior is worse. ND had great assets b4 oil--pristine beauty, fresh air and a sparse population. No minot "civic leader" can tell u when enough is enough. Pure greed.

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disgusted

Feb-27-14 5:17 PM

On March 15, 2011, North Dakota received its local 2010 census data. The data was used to guide the state as it redrew state and local electoral districts.[3] Although North Dakota experienced net growth of approximately 5%, a majority of rural districts lost population. Losses were especially significant in the state's northeast. These population shifts presented challenges for lawmakers as rural districts had to expand geographically to increase their population.

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MarkHighwater

Feb-27-14 4:51 PM

If the counties could levy their own oil revenue tax that would take care of the problem and apportion the funds to the affected areas.

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GoInPeace

Feb-27-14 3:50 PM

Ha,ha,ha,ha, Redistricting changes are directly related to population ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,Thats a good one .what do you have for your oncore.Goinpeace

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disgusted

Feb-27-14 3:05 PM

Redistricting changes are directly related to population. A new district was set up in Fargo. Wonder how many new districts will be established in the western counties next. Population decreased north east of Minot. Property tax is not a reason for a special session. The voters decided they wanted to keep paying the tax. Talk to them.

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redneck

Feb-27-14 2:56 PM

if a person shuts it down we have to go back to living in cabins and living off the land , milking your own cow and giving up a way of life, and we know that wont happen, so we have to be good stewarts with what we have.

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disgusted

Feb-27-14 2:37 PM

Shut it all down and there will be no need for further allotments.

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chadk66

Feb-27-14 1:00 PM

I wish the oil producing counties would ban together and shut this thing down until all their financial needs are met. it would be so simple to do. especially in the spring during weight restrictions, etc.

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disgusted

Feb-27-14 11:37 AM

animal, I understand your frustration, but we have many good hard working people in the state legislature. And then we have many people who vote for every government program that they can dream up. Judy Lee votes more democrat than most of the democrats and she is republican(RINO). Mark, A special session may be needed, but I find it somewhat suspect that the request for a special session did not come the legislators who live in the oil country, but from one from Fargo. How much money has been spent? Is the ongoing allotment insufficient? What specific needs are not being addressed without a special session? It was a legislator from Tioga who drafted the first bill, and that was changed somewhat to send more money to the eastern borders of the oil country. Ryan Taylor lost the eastern half of the state because of his hat. Lib Dems from Grand Forks and Fargo admitted as much. Of course, his whining about the big swing sets in all the yards in GF didn't help, I am sure.

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polidork

Feb-27-14 10:45 AM

Im sure the oil executives will continute to tell the state legislatures what to do without calling a special session

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redneck

Feb-27-14 10:38 AM

as soon as they open this up most of the money will end up in the east part of the state, if you people think it will go in your pocket some how you are foolish, that is what you want to happen but it wont happen that way. make smart decisions not emotional ones.

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EarlyBird

Feb-27-14 9:57 AM

So with all the increased population we must also have a corresponding increase in district reps. or not? It seems like we just reduced the number of reps last election didn't we, they rezoned or changed something. I remember that Taylor had to run against a fellow district rep or come up with a different plan so his party put him in the election as a candidate for Governor. His party ended his hopes to be a career politician when they threw him under the Republican run bus.

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animal

Feb-27-14 9:30 AM

we don't need a special session, we need new people that are willing to do their jobs and work for the people of N.D. VOTE OUT ALL INCUMBENTS STATE AND FEDERAL

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MarkHighwater

Feb-27-14 8:58 AM

Yes....and devote the whole session entirely to OIL IMPACT... and NOT waste valuable time and resources on NON OIL IMPACT issues.(such as abortion).

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EarlyBird

Feb-27-14 7:26 AM

Yes but only because they have a run away going on in the Oil and Gas Division.

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