Election

Last week I wrote that it is time to eliminate the 60% requirement for school bond referendums in North Dakota. The most prominent example of why this change is needed is Williston District 1. The District has held two referendum ...

It is past time to correct the voting requirement for school building and renovations in North Dakota. Currently, the Legislature and Governor require school districts get 60% of eligible voter approval to build needed schools to address overcrowding. Their arbitrary ...

Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated testimony on July 24th included a warning about continued interference in our elections. From the evidence his team gathered he believed what Russia did in 2016 was one of the biggest threats to our democracy and ...

The most blatantly arrogant attempt by lawmakers to place themselves above voters was given support from the ND House. SCR 4001 gives the Legislature a say in final approval of citizen-led constitutional measures. The 63-30 vote shows fifteen Republican Representatives ...

Following this month’s Supreme Court decision, North Dakota Native Americans rushed to adhere to the new voter requirements. They were told by the state’s top election officials if they didn’t currently meet the new requirements to follow a makeshift process ...

We are four days beyond the expiration to the Farm Bill. Rather than working to resolve the dispute between the House and Senate and provide certainty to family farmers facing low commodity prices, members of the House are out campaigning ...

Kelly Armstrong’s campaign released poll results to selected friendly outlets today. The poll, paid for by his campaign and conducted by Axis Research, shows he has passed 50% and leads his opponent Mac Schneider. The results may have been released ...

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 ...

It seems history continues to be left out of reports and statements supporting the latest attempt to overturn the Affordable Care Act. With the increasing talk of state flexibility, we must point out what the North Dakota Legislature rejected in ...

It has been a busy week in terms of tariffs, bailouts, and the politics around agriculture in North Dakota. The escalating trade war and its impacts have been felt by farmers. Those who attempted to downplay impacts as “hysteria” and ...