North Dakota Politics

On Tuesday, we broke the story that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt would be holding two events on Wednesday in North Dakota but the public and the press would be barred ...

Over the weekend it was reported the Legislature is holding off their potential lawsuit against Governor Burgum. The public reason given by legislative leadership is a lawsuit, or a special ...

Today the Office of Management and Budget Director Pam Sharp told the interim Government Finance Committee the State of North Dakota is still considered officially in a recession. The answer ...

The interim Legislative committees have gotten underway in North Dakota. These committees will gather periodically to study challenges and piece together draft legislation that may be taken up when the ...

Hours after voting for the motion to proceed on the health care debate, Senator John Hoeven flipped on his constituents and previous public comments and voted for the Better Care ...

Following my Friday post where I stated why I think Governor Doug Burgum needs to tell us his position on Medicaid changes in the Republican “health care” bill, I received ...

Yesterday the Senate Republicans released their second version of health care reform. I wrote one thing that was left unchanged from previous versions was the cost shift of Medicaid from ...

On the same day news broke that 20,000 gallons of oil spilled from a derailed train in Illinois, we learned Republican Legislative leadership in North Dakota is looking to scrap ...

Real people, real issues, real close to home. In October, 2010, I was campaigning for my third term in the North Dakota senate in the town of Rugby, the biggest ...

While the issue at hand for Legislative Management yesterday was to determine how to handle Governor Burgum’s vetoes, Rep. Al Carlson retreated to his usual vindictive behavior on a separate ...