Al Carlson

New leadership but the same tactics were on display during last week’s organizational session. Rule changes and shouting matches rippled through the Capitol as Legislators were given committee assignments and heard Governor Burgum’s budget proposal. Perhaps it was a window ...

The North Dakota Emergency Commission will convene at 4 PM in the Capitol today. One of the items on their agenda is to consider transferring money to ensure National Guard students in college on ROTC scholarships are fully funded. The ...

Not all lobbyists lost in this election. Just the groups and councils who have secretly pulled some levers in North Dakota government and wanted desperately to keep their special level of coziness. The North Dakota Petroleum Council spent $60,000, the ...

Days after launching a campaign ad attempting to claim responsibility for medical marijuana, Al Carlson’s allies are attacking his opponents for supporting medical marijuana. Voters in District 41 received mailers stating Carlson’s opponent, Pam Anderson, “won’t protect our communities” because ...

In a new campaign ad, House Majority Leader Al Carlson seems to take responsibility for the two-year delay in medical marijuana. In the radio spot, Carlson’s campaign criticizes his opponent Pam Anderson for saying she introduced medical marijuana. His ad ...

After a legislative session full of vindictive behavior towards NDSU, House Majority Leader Al Carlson continues to abuse his power with the university. This time, his antics are for purely political purposes. He’s trying to get reelected. Carlson is hoping ...

A truly symbolic moment took place in the North Dakota State Capitol today. It encompassed the Legislature’s approach to government and showed their priorities. At approximately 10 a.m. the Health Services Committee veered from its agenda and took a recess. ...

Governor Doug Burgum outlined what he wants in his 2019-2021 budget and it has left people with a lot of questions. The basic principle is to call for between a 5-10% budget cut depending on agency size while identifying an ...

A little over 24-hours after meeting the filing deadline, Tom Campbell will make an announcement he will withdraw from the primary challenge to Kelly Armstrong. The reversal comes on the same day Speaker of the House Paul Ryan tells Congressional ...

Here is a rundown of what you might have missed in North Dakota politics this week sprinkled with a dash of sarcasm. Consider it a cheat sheet for tonight’s happy hour discussion. Cheers to the weekend. If you’d like to submit ...