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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 faces more than just “funding fatigue” from lawmakers. The week ...

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 had passed the House earlier in this session as the ...

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 and the Associated Press’ James McPherson. You can read Hageman’s ...

The special committees on ethics to implement Article XIV of the North Dakota Constitution met for the first time on January 30th. Though no action was taken, it is clear the desired direction of lawmakers and certain lobbyists. Water down ...

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 ...

It appears some Legislators are attempting to have it both ways on farming policy in North Dakota. Paging through the North Dakota Farmers Union magazine while at Big Iron, I found their voter guide. Their question was simple, do you ...