Top Issues to be Discussed at Policy Summit
Legacy Fund, Infrastructure, Workforce on the Agenda
Business leaders from across North Dakota will gather in Bismarck next week to discuss major political issues facing the state.
The North Dakota Chamber's 2018 Policy Summit is scheduled Thursday, August 16, at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck. The event opens at 10:00 am with a panel discussion of the Legacy Fund, the balance of which now tops $5.5 billion. Panel members include State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt, Senators David Hogue and Tim Mathern, and Rep. Kim Koppelman.
That will be followed by a panel discussion of transportation infrastructure needs featuring DOT Director Tom Sorel, BNSF Railway exec Zak Anderson, House Transportation Chair Dan Ruby, Senator Gary Lee, and Dan Kadrmas, President of True North Steel.
The afternoon agenda includes a panel that will discuss the pros and cons of a ballot measure that would require disclosure of all political donations, including those made to all organizations engaged in lobbying. Other panels will discuss North Dakota's business climate and the state's workforce shortage.
The event concludes with a debate between US House candidates Kelly Armstrong (R) and Mac Schneider (D).
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