RYAN TAYLOR: Medicaid and North Dakota Healthcare

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 city in my district with a population of 2,900 people. I was going door to door–introducing myself, leaving my brochure, asking to earn their vote. […]

Carlson Continues Vindictive Behavior Over Committee Chairs

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 topic. Carlson attempted to remove Senator Erin Oban as Chair of the Interim Education Committee. This is his second attempt to block Democrats from chairing […]

Family Farmers Oppose Massive Cuts to SNAP Budget

Family farmers joined the CEO of the Great Plains Food Bank on a farm near Amenia, ND today to give their opposition to proposed budget cuts to the SNAP budget. President Trump’s budget contained $193 billion in cuts to SNAP over the next ten years. Congress is now considering the budget. The event was held […]

Attorney General Opinion States Governor Burgum Overstepped his Authority

News breaking out of Bismarck this afternoon is Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued an opinion stating Governor Doug Burgum overstepped his authority. The opinion comes after House Majority Leader Al Carlson’s request to see if Governor Burgum’s vetoes after the 65th Legislative Session adjourned were constitutional. The opinion means action will likely be taken. It […]

Tribal Input on Next US Attorney for North Dakota is Justified

A report in the Bismarck Tribune states, “the five federally recognized tribes in North Dakota want a say in who becomes the next U.S. attorney for the state.” The U.S. Attorney’s Office plays a pivotal role in the prosecution of the most serious crimes committed on the reservations. I support the tribal request, but question […]