Legislature

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 ...

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, ...

While lobbyists have poured money into opposing North Dakota’s anti-corruption measure, some of those same organizations and councils have been pouring your tax dollars into their own projects. In some cases, those special interest groups have such a cozy relationship ...

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 ...

In a new campaign ad, House Majority Leader Al Carlson seems to take responsibility for the two-year delay in medical marijuana. In the radio spot, Carlson’s campaign criticizes his opponent Pam Anderson for saying she introduced medical marijuana. His ad ...

Since the 2015 North Dakota Legislature cut the oil extraction tax rate from 6.5% to 5%, it has reduced potential revenue by approximately $570 million dollars. The figure was obtained from Legislative Council, the non-partisan council that works for the ...

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 ...

The first debate of North Dakota’s Congressional race was held over the weekend. Mac Schneider and Kelly Armstrong were hosted by the North Dakota Newspaper Association in Bismarck. One of the areas of separation was corporate farming in North Dakota. Armstrong’s ...

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 ...

Governor Doug Burgum outlined what he wants in his 2019-2021 budget and it has left people with a lot of questions. The basic principle is to call for between a 5-10% budget cut depending on agency size while identifying an ...