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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION

The developing drama regarding "fake students" at Dickinson State University is a symptom of a bigger problem in higher education.  There has been a culture in higher education that rejects…...

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: THE FALSE PROMISES OF THE DEBT-CEILING DEAL

Now that the deal struck by Congress has been signed into law, it is important to debunk the myth-based statements regarding this deal before such statements become accepted as conventional…...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLO:WNORTH DAKOTA LEADS THE NATION IN SUBSIDIZING OUT-OF-STATE COLLEGE STUDENTS

North Dakota Leads The Nation In Subsidizing Out-Of-State College Students       A major policy issue that NDTA has long focused on is now getting national attention in the…...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

ECONOMICS 101 (FOR GOVERNORS):  DISASTERS DO NOT STIMULATE THE ECONOMY

This morning, Governor Jack Dalrymple appeared on CNBC's Squak Box.  On worldwide cable TV he more than implied that the flooding problems that North Dakota is having would have some…...

Monday, May 23, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: NDSU’S FINANCIAL SITUATION IS SELF-IMPOSED

Last week, the story of NDSU's massive tuition increase continued as NDSU President Dean Bresciani went on talk radio to say that quote: "NDSU has been steadily starved to death."…...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: SENATOR CONRAD’S ENERGY TAX AGENDA

Over the last several weeks there has been a lot of noise coming out of Washington D.C. regarding the potential to jack up energy taxes, a move which would only…...

Monday, May 16, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLO: THE NORTH DAKOTA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM IS OUT OF CONTROL

This morning, the Bismarck Tribune editorial nailed it when it comes to the Board of Higher Education's approach to dealing with the NDSU tuition issue:    The decision by the…...

Friday, May 13, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: ROBBING N.D. STUDENTS TO PAY FOR CORPORATE WELFARE

Continuing the saga of the 9% tuition increase at NDSU, we find out that NDSU will be benefiting from $12 million in new state spending for a completely new program…...

Monday, May 09, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: OUTRAGEOUS TUITION INCREASE PROPOSED AT NDSU

Today, Dean Bresciani, president of North Dakota State University, announced that he would be asking the Board of Higher Education for an 8.8% tuition increase.     This despite the fact…...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: THE NORTH DAKOTA PUBLIC PENSION SHORE-UP (BAILOUT)

The Public Pension Shore-Up (Bailout)   Earlier this year, the N.D. House of Representatives declined to reform either of the public pension programs:  PERS (state workers) or TFFR (teachers).  Currently,…...

Monday, March 07, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: PART TWO - PUBLIC EMPLOYEE VS. PRIVATE SECTOR PAY

The update on Monday regarding Public Sector vs. Private Sector Salaries created a lot of feedback andseems to have created a lot of anger.  Local media covered it, and it even got noticed by…...

Thursday, March 03, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: PUBLIC EMPLOYEE VS. PRIVATE SECTOR PAY

With the situation in Wisconsin, as well as our own public pension debate, a lot of people have emailed me asking what the real story is with North Dakota's public employee…...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: TAX CUTS MOVE FORWARD IN ND LEGISLATURE

Today, the North Dakota House of Representatives passed $150 million dollars worth of income tax cuts:  $100 million for individuals (HB 1289) and $50 million in corporate income taxes (HB…...

DUSTIN GAWRLOW: HIGHER EDUCATION REFORM DISCUSSION NEEDS TO HAPPEN

Should Not Be 'Shouted Down' As The Fargo Forum Suggests    There are some in this state, including newpaper editorial boards, that believe any discussion of changing the way the North…...

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: PENSION REFORM MOVES FORWARD

February 3rd, 2011, the taxpayers of North Dakota scored the first victory in the House Committee on Government and Veterans Affairs with regard to reforming the public pension system.     The…...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: TELL LEGISLATORS TO EXPECT MORE FROM HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM

The North Dakota University System is out of control.  Most legislators, of both parties, will agree with that to some extent (Sometimes publicly, more often privately.)       Both taxpayers…...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: TRUE PROPERTY TAX REFORM NEEDED IN NORTH DAKOTA

    No More Bailouts Without REAL Reform!     The issue of property tax reform and relief will not go away.    As we have seen since the Legislature…...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: ND TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION DECEMBER 2010 UPDATE

Governor Dalrymple's First Budget Proposal Strong on Infrastructure, Weak on Clarity and Transparency     North Dakota's newly inducted governor, Jack Dalrymple, presented his first state budget proposal last week.  At…...

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: ND STATE PENSION DEBATE CONTINUES - REFORMS NEEDED

Over the past year, we've told you several times about the on-going issues at the state's public employee pension funds.  Last week, I discussed the issue on the radio in…...

Monday, November 15, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: AN UPDATE ON THE EARMARK DEBATE

Last Friday,  we told you about the debate over congressional earmarks going on in Washington, D.C.  Today, there has been a major development.    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has changed his…...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: SOLUTIONS FOR THE EARMARK PROBLEM

The big issue this week in Washington has recently been earmarks; what many consider "pork-barrel spending."   Earmarks allow members of Congress to legally trade votes with each other and…...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: EXPIRING TAX CUTS AND DEBT COMMISSIONS

  The Expiring Tax Cuts   For months we have told you about the pending expiration of the so-called Bush tax cuts and have collected e-petition signatures calling on our…...

Monday, November 08, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRLOW: THE 2010 ELECTION TSUNAMI & WHAT IT MEANS

The 2010 Election Tsunami   Although many national races remain too close to call, one thing is clear - voters reject the liberal big government policies of President Obama and…...

Friday, October 29, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRyLOW: AFTER THE ELECTION…IT’S THE LAME DUCK SESSION

After the Election... It's the Lame Duck Session   Please consider supporting our efforts to fight the upcoming Lame Duck Session of Congress.     Early on the morning of…...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRLOW: TELL CONGRESSMAN POMEROY HOW YOU FEEL

Tell Congressman Pomeroy How You Feel   At long last, Congressman Pomeroy has announced public events (but with barely 24 hours notice).    Congressman Pomeroy did not have any townhall…...

Friday, October 08, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRLYLOW: CONGRESS GOES ON VACATION - TAXPAYERS TO SUFFER

On September 30th, Congress went on vacation for campaign season.  They did so without addressing the pending income tax increases.    Now comes news that the IRS will be forced…...

Friday, September 17, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: FEDERAL CAMPAIGNS NEED TO FOCUS ON REAL ISSUES, VIABLE SOLUTIONS

In a year this nation faces serious issues, it is totally unacceptable for political candidates to distract people with juvenile squabbles and unrealistic proposals that get misconstrued merely by mentioning two…...

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: NORTH DAKOTA’S ECONOMY IS UNDER ATTACH, AGAIN

New Energy Taxes -   Click Here To Tell Congress To Stop Them!    North Dakota has been one of a small handful of states that has been able to…...

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

DUSTIN GAWARLOW: CONGRESS WANTS YOUR DIVIDENDS

Have Your Investments Taken a Hit?  Another Investment Attack Is Coming! If you think that your investments have been hard-hit with the economic downturn, another hit is on the horizon.  And…...

Thursday, August 26, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: SENATOR DORGAN’S HIGHER TAXES RETIREMENT GIFT TO NORTH DAKOTA

 Dorgan Says North Dakotan's Want Higher Taxes     From "The Hill":   The Bush tax cuts that were enacted in 2001 are scheduled to expire at the end of this…...

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