Cramer votes to put hundreds of thousands of North Dakotans at risk of losing health insurance

May 4, 2017By robertMedia Release, Press Release

Bill takes away protections for preexisting conditions, essential health benefits (BISMARCK, N.D.) – House Republicans voted today to put hundreds of thousands of North Dakotans – and tens of millions of Americans – at risk of losing their health insurance. The bill, which was cobbled together last minute and was not made available to the public prior to the vote, takes … Read More

Statement from Senate and House Dem-NPL leaders on conclusion of the 65th legislative session

May 1, 2017By robertMedia Release, Press Release

(BISMARCK, N.D.) – Senate Democratic-NPL Leader Joan Heckaman (New Rockford) and House Democratic-NPL Leader Corey Mock (Grand Forks) issued the following statements following the conclusion of the 65th legislative session. Sen. Joan Heckaman  “Throughout the legislative session, our Dem-NPL caucus was committed to working in a bipartisan fashion on good, sensible policies for North Dakota, while … Read More

Internet privacy proposals introduced by Dem-NPL Rep. Hanson and Sen. Heckaman rejected by GOP lawmakers

April 27, 2017By robertMedia Release, Press Release

(Bismarck, ND) – Two proposals introduced by Democratic-NPL lawmakers to protect North Dakotans’ Internet privacy and personal data have been rejected by Republican lawmakers. The proposals – one, an amendment to House Bill 1008 and, the second, a study on online privacy issues – were introduced by Democratic-NPL Rep. Karla Rose Hanson (Fargo) and Sen. … Read More

Rep. Karla Rose Hanson provides powerful testimony on lack of funding for behavioral health care

April 21, 2017By robertMedia Release, Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, April 21   (BISMARCK, N.D.) – Democratic-NPL Representative Karla Rose Hanson (Fargo) provided powerful testimony yesterday on HB 1040, a bill to address North Dakota’s behavioral health crisis by enacting recommendations from the interim Human Services Committee. Speaking on the House floor, Rep. Hanson said: “Last fall, I was knocking on doors in … Read More

Dem-NPL senators oppose legislation to study initiated ballot measure process

April 17, 2017By robertMedia Release, Press Release

Bill was amended to exclude representatives from labor, tribes and the minority party   (BISMARCK, N.D.) – On a motion to reconsider, all Democratic-NPL senators voted against Senate Bill 2135 Monday morning. The bill, which establishes a commission to review the initiated ballot measure process, was amended in conference committee to exclude labor and tribal representatives, … Read More