Axness, Reisenauer introduce RAILS Plan to address rail congestion, improve safety, modernize infrastructure

Axness, Reisenauer introduce RAILS Plan to address rail congestion, improve safety, modernize infrastructure

(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 15, 2014 – FARGO, ND) – Saying that the Public Service Commission (PSC) has failed to adequately address railroad access and safety concerns, PSC candidates Tyler Axness and Todd Reisenauer announced today their plan to incentivize rail infrastructure investment and modernize the state’s rail system to deal with increased traffic and safety concerns.

Axness and Reisenauer unveiled their “RAILS Plan” today at a news conference in Fargo in Cass County, which is the most heavily trafficked county when it comes to rail …

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Axness and Reisenauer: “Summer of Spills” highlights PSC failures, confirms need for V.I.P. Plan

Axness and Reisenauer: “Summer of Spills” highlights PSC failures, confirms need for V.I.P. Plan

(FARGO, ND – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JULY 9, 2014) – Since May 21 there have been at least 14 publicly reported incidents involving oil and saltwater spills throughout western North Dakota. Twelve (12) of those incidents were the results of pipeline leaks or pipe and valve failures, with yesterday’s pipeline spill on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation releasing brine (saltwater) into the Missouri River. Details of these spills, as provided by the North Dakota Department of Health, are as follows:

Brine spill near Mandaree on …

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Fairfield questions 22-year incumbent Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s “judgment and competence”

Fairfield questions 22-year incumbent Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s “judgment and competence”

Secretary of State candidate April Fairfield says implementation of new Voter ID law shows lack of leadership, independence, and consistency in 22-year incumbent Al Jaeger’s management of Secretary of State’s office.

(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 8, 2014 – BISMARCK, ND) –North Dakota Secretary of State candidate April Fairfield said today that Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s response to last week’s letters from the ACLU and Fargo-based nonprofit Freedom Resource Center for Independent Living in unacceptable, but inevitable based on the Secretary of State’s inconsistent application of …

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

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”

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

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”

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

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

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

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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