State of North Dakota secondary Archives: on Welfare & Poverty

Shelley Lenz: Keep food production in ND to guarantee food for people

I would like to see a little bit more branding of our North Dakota beef and everything that brings. Why don't we have more slaughter facilities right here? If we're having a lunch debt problem in our schools, how can that be when we're growing the food right outside of our window? That's the bottleneck is the food processing centers. We need a slaughter plant. When there's a national problem that affects our local ag, North Dakota still needs to be able to eat.
Source: The Dickinson Press on 2020 North Dakota gubernatorial race Jan 31, 2020

Doug Burgum: World poverty is down; world health is up; ND will benefit

Our total population now surpasses 760,000--for the first time in state history. Many of our citizens had direct experience with our decades of rural depopulation--and claims that "things are getting worse." The facts clearly show otherwise.

Extreme global poverty has been cut in half over the last 20 years. 75% of the world now lives in middle income countries. Global life expectancy is up to 72 years. Across the globe, we've seen dramatic decreases in deaths related to disease, war and natural disasters--and dramatic increases in access to clean water and electricity, literacy, food production, internet access and immunizations. Abundance--by nearly every measure--is on the rise.

Why does this matter to North Dakota? For two reasons. A world with improving health and increasing incomes will consume more energy--more food--and more technology. The world will need more and more of what North Dakota has. Second, it matters in the context of the US--and North Dakota's role in the world.

Source: 2019 State of the State address to North Dakota Legislature Jan 3, 2019

Jack Dalrymple: $15 million in our Housing Incentive Fund and FlexPace

A great challenge facing our state is the supply of housing. More housing is on its way, but high rents have caused the greatest challenge for people in the low to moderate income category. To meet this challenge we are currently making direct investments in low income housing through our new Housing Incentive Fund administered by our own Housing Finance Agency. These housing projects are popping up throughout North Dakota and have rents that are capped by long-term agreements with the developers. Single bedroom units have become available in the $300-$400 range.

Two years ago we challenged the taxpayers of North Dakota to invest $15 million in our Housing Incentive Fund in exchange for state income tax credits. This will result in the construction of 739 housing units valued at $104 million. Despite this good progress, the need for affordable housing is so great that we recommend increasing the Housing Incentive Fund in the coming two years to $50 million.

Source: North Dakota 2013 State of the State Address Jan 8, 2013

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2020 Presidential contenders on Welfare & Poverty:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
Republicans running for President:
Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
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