ethics commission

I’ve been critical of the power grabs and resilience to independent oversight in the latest North Dakota session. From constant complaints from legislators about being forced to create an ethics commission to changes to citizen-led measure it’s been frustrating. The ...

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 ...

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Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem determined the Cass County Commission violated the state’s open meeting laws when Commissioners attended a meeting at the White House in August. The circumstances of the violation closely resemble a situation Stenehjem found himself in one calendar ...

Yesterday the Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Policy Summit. The event houses a number of panels to discuss issues in ND. One of them was on the anti-corruption measure. Since it’s beginning, I’ve said we’ll need ...

It is no secret the NRA’s influence in government is robust. Many are quick to point out their campaign donations to candidates. Here is the thing, it isn’t just in the filling of campaign coffers that makes them impactful in ...

North Dakota’s Governor Doug Burgum has reimbursed Xcel Engery $37,000 for the Super Bowl tickets he and the First Lady were gifted last week. $37,000! The decision comes after almost a week of questions about whether or not this was ...

North Dakotans for Public Integrity, a local nonpartisan group will be filing an anti-corruption amendment to the Secretary of State’s office today. If approved and with enough signatures, voters will have the opportunity to solidify rules and create mechanisms to ...

The use of state-owned property is limited specifically when it comes to “political purposes.” Chapter 16.1-10 is the Corrupt Practices section of the North Dakota Century Code and lays out the guidelines. Last week, a Legislator used his state-owned email ...

Let me be clear, this is not an anti-NRA nor an anti-gun post. I own guns, and I hunt. I shoot a lever action .243 for deer hunting that was passed down to me from my dad. I enjoy getting ...