josh gallion

Following North Dakota Auditor Josh Gallion’s audit on the Department of Commerce where he alleges the agency broke the law, I asked: “now what?” The Department of Commerce maintained they had done nothing wrong and a spokesperson for the Auditor ...

Governor Doug Burgum and Lt. Governor Brent Sanford announced they’re officially seeking reelection. The announcement came in a video that echoed much of their successful 2016 campaign messaging. Burgum’s campaign kicks off days after a national poll listed him as ...

According to North Dakota Auditor Josh Gallion, the Department of Commerce violated state law on bidding contracts for the state’s “Be Legendary” logo. The logo caused a lot of conversation about the design and ultimately the process used by the ...

Last Friday, North Dakota Auditor Josh Gallion released the results of another audit to the press. The audit focused on the distribution of the fire insurance premium tax which is paid for by residents and administered by the Insurance Department. ...

It appears Doug Burgum or those associated with him have been in the field polling North Dakota voters in July. Readers reached out to discuss what can simply be described as a “push poll” to build up the narrative Burgum ...

With this week’s Associated Press reporting “North Dakota oil drillers are falling far short of the state’s goals to limit the burning of excess natural gas at well heads, five years after the state adopted the rules to reduce the ...

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 ...

In the waning days of the 66th legislative session, lawmakers stripped away the State Auditor’s independence in fulfilling their duty. Instead of the Auditor being able to independently decided to undertake a performance audit on a state agency, the office ...

The list of politicians opposing Measure 1 continues to grow with the latest being State Auditor Josh Gallion. Gallion made his view known as he spoke to lobbyist groups who have gathered to oppose the measure according to Prairie Public. ...

Last Friday, Lauren Donovan of the Bismarck Tribune published an article stating 38,700 emails had been deleted by the Department of Mineral Resource’s Oil and Gas Division but later recovered after an open records request. Those who instigated the request ...