Longtime Grand Forks politician and now a columnist for the Grand Forks Herald Eliot Glassheim joins us to talk (1) Federal Assistance after disasters and the requirements that need to go with that aid, (2) what “regular order” means in Congress, (3) the challenge that Senator Heidi Heitkamp ahead of her as she seek reelection to the US Senate and (4) his frustration at the Grand Forks City Council’s decision to have only one polling station for the November 2017 Sales Tax vote.
Eliot Glasshiem joined us to discuss reforms to the US Constitution. Should political parties be prohibited, have they outlived their usefulness? Should political campaigns be entirely funded by Federal/State/Local funds so those elected can execute their duties in the best interests of The People who they are elected to represent. We’ll talk about it.
We also discuss the parameters for the upcoming debate for increasing the sales tax in Grand Forks.
How did the State of ND get into the revenue situation it’s in currently? Longtime Grand Forks Council-member and North Dakota State Representative Eliot Glasshiem joins MacTalk to offer his rationale as to the structural mistakes that our legislators made.
Eliot talks us through how the Republicans majority had “the wrong mindset” relative to revenue and how they created structural flaws in the way the State now collects revenue — which has help create the budget situation the State is currently experiencing.