October XVth, MMXV
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
We turn now to The Flickertail State of North Dakota & Senator John Hoeven. John talks about his desire for less expensive flood insurance for families. With many claims & lives of families destroyed still & not settled from the MMXIII floods in southern Alberta, the Senator's point is relevant here. Especially when you consider that many Albertan family's can't get any flood insurance coverage, let alone affordable coverage.
"These projects are often done in phases, so flood maps & insurance rates should be coordinated with each phase of the project & adjusted downward on the new protections that are put in place. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) needs to do this in all North Dakota communities, which are working hard to build robust flood protection. It makes a real difference for the families & businesses that live & work in these communities."
Peace Garden State,
Source: Senator John Hoeven, Class 3, Republican-North Dakota.
An Editor's Note: There is no way to know whether North Dakota or South Dakota is actually the XXXIXth (39th) State of the Union as the bills signing them into law as States were signed in secret by President Benjamin Harrison, Republican-Indiana on November IInd, MDCCCLXXXIX (2nd, 1889) & he kept the paperwork secret as to their order, even after his death. So I put North Dakota first for alphabetical purposes, but South Dakota could have been signed into law as a State first. I just have no way of finding out.