Taylor lays out policies supporting Farmers Markets, proposes Food Policy Council

(JUNE 30, 2014 – FARGO, ND) – Agriculture commissioner candidate Ryan Taylor proposed today a set of policies that will benefit seniors, women, infants, and children, as well as North Dakota farmers and food entrepreneurs. Taylor pointed to current commissioner Doug Goehring’s failure to provide the leadership necessary to keep pace with growing market opportunities for people practicing direct-to-consumer agriculture. North Dakota has simply fallen behind under Goehring, and Taylor promised to turn that around. Taylor released the following statement:

“In 45 states, including Minnesota and …

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Kiara Kraus-Parr questions “Absentee Attorney General”

Attorney General candidate says Fargo-Moorhead high-speed chase involving BCI shows a lack of leadership, engagement by career politician Wayne Stenehjem

(FARGO, ND – June 24, 2014) – North Dakota Attorney General candidate Kiara Kraus-Parr said today that Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s response to last week’s dangerous high-speed chase in Fargo-Moorhead is unacceptable, but is the inevitable result of a career politician failing to provide leadership as the state’s top law enforcement officer.

The chase tore through a Moorhead, MN golf course and ended inside Fargo’s West Acres …

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Taylor, Axness, and Reisenauer: We need leaders, not election year heroes

(BISMARCK, ND – JUNE 24, 2014) – Agriculture Commissioner candidate Ryan Taylor and Public Service Commissioner candidates Tyler Axness and Todd Reisenauer released the following statement today on the Governor’s Pipeline Summit…

“Try as they might, the Governor’s Pipeline Summit cannot cover up the fact that under one-party rule, North Dakota’s pipeline oversight system has become a confusing bureaucratic disaster. North Dakotans are witnessing, on an almost weekly basis, saltwater spills that sterilize our ground and oil spills that cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars …

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Jason Astrup proposes ending the “Senior Citizen Tax”

Tax Commissioner candidate calls for ending income tax collections on Social Security benefits

(FARGO, ND – JUNE 18, 2014) – Tax Commissioner candidate Jason Astrup today called on the North Dakota Legislature to end the “Senior Citizen Tax” by enacting a tax exclusion for all Social Security recipients living in North Dakota. Astrup’s plan would provide an income tax exclusion for any portion of Social Security benefits that are taxable on the taxpayer’s federal tax return.

North Dakota is currently one of only 13 states in the …

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Ryan Taylor unveils Landowner’s Bill of Rights

(BISMARCK, ND) – Agriculture Commissioner candidate Ryan Taylor proposed today a Landowner’s Bill of Rights. Citing current commissioner Doug Goehring’s continued failure to advocate on behalf of North Dakota’s farmers and ranchers, Taylor promised that as Agriculture Commissioner he will always place the interests of North Dakota’s producers first as they strive to successfully coexist with their new energy neighbors. Taylor released the following statement:

“During the last legislative session, the current commissioner had several opportunities to stand up for the rights of landowners working to …

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Axness and Reisenauer introduce “VIP Plan” to restore accountability to pipeline oversight

PSC candidates unveil “VIP Plan” that streamlines, simplifies, and modernizes pipeline management and oversight; ends state government waste and duplication.

(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 12, 2014 – BISMARCK, ND) – Saying its time to restore common sense management to the North Dakota’s pipeline system, Public Service Commission (PSC) candidates Tyler Axness and Todd Reisenauer announced today their proposal to make the PSC the single point of responsibility for pipeline management and oversight within state government.

There are currently five state government entities, along with the federal government …

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Fairfield: Jaeger’s defense of Constitutional Measure 1 is weak

Secretary of State candidate says Jaeger’s admission that he didn’t consult with citizengroups about the ramifications of Constitutional Measure 1 is disturbing

(BISMARCK, ND) – Secretary of State candidate April Fairfield released the following statement in response to Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s appearance on “News & Views” today…

“As I stated last week, government can only take away those rights from the people so long as the people willingly surrender those rights. Secretary of State Al Jaeger strongly supports Constitutional Measure 1, which asks North Dakotans …

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George Sinner Outraises Kevin Cramer by Nearly $100,000

(BISMARCK, ND – June 2, 2014) – State Senator and North Dakota Democratic-NPL U.S. House nominee George Sinner has announced that he outraised Congressman Kevin Cramer by nearly $100,000 during the pre-primary reporting period.

“We have one voice in the U.S. House, and that voice has not represented the people of North Dakota. At every turn, Congressman Cramer has played politics with issues that affect people’s lives. Senator Sinner draws a stark contrast between himself and Cramer, and the people of North Dakota see that,” said …

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