Rural Aviation: Flights are Heavily Subsidized

It turns out the U.S. government is spending a lot of money to keep air service active in places like Devils Lake and Jamestown. Rob Port at Say Anything Blog has the details on how full the flights are and some personal commentary on the issue as well.

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State Fair Should Come Clean On What They Want Historical Society Land For

Rob Port at Say Anything Blog weighs in on the State Fair/Historical Society issue. His take, if the State Fair wants the Historical Society gone, open up and be transparent about the purpose or the land.

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Does It Matter If West Virginia Train Was Carrying North Dakota Oil?

Rob Port at Say Anything Blog.com provides the commentary on the West Virginia train derailment that exposes the biased coverage of major media outlets. Is the derailment a story? Yes. Does the media go out of their way to sensationalize the Bakken angle? Yes also.

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State Should Study Taking Over Property Taxes

Tax reform is is the eternal topic, and Minot’ Scott Louser is encouraging the legislature to study the impact of ┬áreform that would see the State assume property tax payments. Read his thoughts on the proposed reform and need for the study at Say Anything Blog.com

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Commentary: There Is A Real Need For Legislative Studies

Occasionally, and on important issues, Legislators need the opportunity to take a long look and discover the nuance before acting on an issue. So says Rod St. Aubyn, a former Legislator writing at Say Anything Blog.

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House Passes Bill Allowing Earlier Alcohol Sales On Sundays

The law allows for 11:00 am sales rather than noon, and it only narrowly passed in the House 49-42. Rob Port at Say Anything Blog has more details and the common sense commentary on the subject.

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Bill Restricting Beekeeping?

The details of the bill and some personal commentary are available from Matt Evans writing at Say Anything Blog, but the gist is this — no beekeeping within two miles of a residential facility, operating school, or daycare facility.

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Commentary on Keeping Schools Safe

A few bills on school safety are working through the legislature. One bill would provide funding for school resource officers, another would allow for specially permitted concealed weapons. For more details and some valuable commentary check out Rob Port’s thoughts at Say Anything Blog.com.

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