Social Service redesign puts Cavalier County in a bind - 07-11

The 66th North Dakota Legislative session may be long over, but its effects are giving county commissions and auditors across the state major headaches with the struggle to implement Senate Bill 2124. The bill supported by District 10 representatives, North Dakota Department of Human Services (NDDHS) and North Dakota Association of Counties (NDACo) was meant to redesign county social services to improve the quality of services, increase the speed of delivery and reduce costs while continuing to provide property tax relief to the citizens of North Dakota. County officials in the northeast region think the bill misses the mark entirely.