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JON GODFREAD

If this keeps up, Godfread, a Republican, says we're going to end up with the sort of single-payer health care system Democrats want.
"This is something that had certainly been talked about, but up to this point and based on the non-discrimination rules for ACA plans, plans cannot discriminate based on health factors. This includes vaccination status," North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread said.
Allowing others to help craft a response — or to vote on a unified response — stifles true feelings and opinions and further limits the dialogue people can hear about their business.
The American political system works through adversity. At any given time a governing faction holds majorities, and the out-of-power faction serves as the loyal opposition, holding the majority accountable. The Democratic-NPL is clearly terrible at this.

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It was a discussion as remarkable for its content — state officials openly talking about how to be less candid with the public — as the people involved in it.
From 2011-2018, over $13.3 million in revenues were diverted away from fire departments to the general fund.
The Legacy Fund's managers were happy to chase big returns, even if they came from investments in the Chinese communist state or Vladimir Putin's authoritarian regime. Thankfully they lost the debate, and people who wanted to want to put North Dakota first won.
The proposal sets an objective for the State Investment Board to designate up to 10% of tax collections flowing into the voter-approved Legacy Fund for creating loans tailored to North Dakota cities, counties and businesses. Another allocation of up to 10% would be earmarked to invest in stocks and other equity in North Dakota-based companies.
The Republican Party has built a solid red brick wall in the state. There’s little chance for advancement, unless one of the senior officeholders makes an unexpected decision.
"It's never good to make an exemption to the prudent investor rule," former North Dakota Treasurer Kelly Schmidt says.

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House Bill 1425 would set a target for the State Investment Board to designate 10% of tax collections flowing into the voter-approved Legacy Fund for creating loans tailored to North Dakota cities, counties and businesses. Another 10% would be earmarked to invest in stock and other equity in North Dakota-based companies.
By investing the Legacy Fund’s wealth on Wall Street, North Dakota is transferring economic opportunities to other states and abroad, according to advocates of using the fund to spur the state's economy.
Liberals in North Dakota are fond of inventing reasons for why Democrats can't win elections here. They talk about gerrymandering. They allege corruption. They shout at clouds about the "good old boys" club. It might serve them well to pause, amid the excuse-making, to reflect on the competency of the people running their elected party.

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