North Dakota Politics

Over the last few years, whenever I’ve spoken with people around the state, I’ve caught an earful of ideas about how North Dakota’s center-left can rebuild. Many of those ideas ...

The most blatantly arrogant attempt by lawmakers to place themselves above voters was given support from the ND House. SCR 4001 gives the Legislature a say in final approval of ...

The elimination and scaling down of funding for NDSU buildings is the latest example of the ND House’s anger towards the Fargo area. Early last week, I wrote that Fargo ...

The North Dakota Senate sent a clear message they do not support using the Legacy Fund to eliminate the state income tax when they defeated HB 1530 41-4. The bill ...

The legislative session is about to enter its last stage with the appointment of conference committees to work out the differences between the chambers. This is when the battle over ...

Following a weekend of bad press and public outrage, the House Judiciary reconsidered and removed the exemption to SB 2158 offered by the committee’s Chair, Kim Koppelman. The amendment would ...

Senate Bill 2185 making its way through the North Dakota Legislature is intended to allow the Court to terminate the parental rights of a parent if the child is a ...

North Dakota lawmakers were caught holding a meeting about the Department of Human Services budget behind a locked door in Bismarck. The meeting was exposed by Forum Communications’ John Hageman ...

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan released a list of authorized military construction projects that are subject to being “canceled” or “reduced” by $3.6 billion and reallocated to pay for President Trump’s ...

North Dakota Land Commissioner Jodi Smith recently revealed that $137 million was shorted from two constitutional funds dedicated to the state’s public schools. Days later, State Engineer Garland Erbele told a ...