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 ...

Doug Burgum pledged to “reinvent state government” and make the “tough calls” to balance the budget when he ran for Governor. As Governor, he was quick to call for deep budget cuts to state agencies. Those cuts led to layoffs, ...

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 ...

Public polling is often difficult to come by in North Dakota politics. Yet, today housed on the front page of the Fargo Forum is a poll result on recreational marijuana. The poll was conducted by Odney Advertising. Why did Odney ...

President Trump and Congress are in discussions on how to change the funding formula for our nation’s highways. One of the topics on the table is flipping the current funding formula upside down. “Trump’s proposal is to flip the 80-20 ...

We can add another troubling moment in the tenure of embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. He and his spokesman Jahan Wilcox barred some press from a summit where Pruitt was speaking. A security guard even physically shoved a female reporter ...

The finger-pointing following the public disclosure of Will Gardner’s window-peeping past continues to escalate. Politically active North Dakotans are wondering if a reporter at the Fargo Forum dug up and uncovered this troubling past, or if someone with motivations leaked ...

Congressional candidate Mac Schneider has joined a bipartisan call for the EPA and it’s embattled Administrator Scott Pruitt to cease the issuing of “hardship waivers” on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Schneider joins Senator Heidi Heitkamp and other farm-state Senators ...

At the beginning of April, I wrote about how two of North Dakota’s refineries received a waiver from the EPA. The waivers claimed it was too difficult and expensive for Andeavor, one of the largest oil refiners in the nation, to ...

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 ...