Budget

North Dakota Legislators are again looking to create a “provider assessment for nursing homes” to pay for services. The latest attempt in SB 2349 to create what is essentially a tax on nursing home patients comes after Governor Doug Burgum ...

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 ...

Here is a rundown of what you might have missed in North Dakota politics this week sprinkled with a dash of sarcasm. Syria, Kevin Cramer on taxes, Burgum budget guidelines, Farm Bill fight, endorsements, and voter ID. Consider it a ...

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 ...

Welcome to the new year! This isn’t just any old new year, it’s the beginning of the midterm election year. You’ll undoubtedly be seeing a lot of writing, views, and news when it comes to electoral politics on ND xPlains ...

Two weeks. December 22nd. That is how much time Congress has bought itself before we’re faced with another government shutdown. Two weeks and they’re celebrating. Put the champagne away, funding the government is literally their job and kicking the can ...

In a moment of on-record candor, the Griggs County Commission blast the North Dakota Legislature for their handling of the state’s budget. Offering their disapproval during a discussion of NDSU Extension Services funding, the biannual budgeting was described as “disgusting” ...

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 provided by Sharp to House Minority Leader Corey Mock’s question ...

Day 71 of the 80 day legislative session starts today. You may recall hearing House Majority Leader Al Carlson and Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner state they wanted to finish on day 70. Just as they’ve done in the previous ...

In a series of public responses to a press conference held by Democratic legislators, House Majority Leader Al Carlson, Republican of Fargo, admitted the budget situation is his party’s responsibility and the minority was not welcome to be involved in ...