Legislature

It is time to remove partisan politics from the election map-making process. What better time than now while the census is being undertaken and before the next lines are drawn? Other states have worked on this issue and courts have ...

At 9:00 am on February 5th, the House Finance and Tax Committee heard HB 1530 which would create a “legacy income tax reduction fund” using the voter-approved Legacy Fund to lower and eventually eliminate state corporate and personal income taxes. That ...

How North Dakota is artistically presented has been a point of contention over recent years. Remember the uproar when the new design for the license plates was revealed? The latest dispute over design comes because of the new North Dakota ...

With lobbyists pulling back from buying legislators’ meals and drinks, lawmakers are turning to taxpayers to pick up the tab. HB 1505 is a bipartisan effort that would allow legislators to be reimbursed by taxpayers for their meals during session. ...

North Dakota Legislators are again looking to create a “provider assessment for nursing homes” to pay for services. The latest attempt in SB 2349 to create what is essentially a tax on nursing home patients comes after Governor Doug Burgum ...

North Dakota lawmakers continue to push for more information about Governor Doug Burgum and his use of state resources. The latest attempt introduced by Republican Representative Bill Devlin seeks information on the costs of the Governor’s security and travel as first ...

It seems there is bitterness certain legislators have toward the public over their approval of Measure 1. We broke down how legislators believe they’re smarter than voters when they introduced SCR 4001. The timing of this resolution in relation to ...

In one of the first proposals submitted to the incoming North Dakota Legislature, Senator David Hogue is wanting to give the Legislative assembly the final say on citizen-led initiated measures. The resolution comes just weeks after North Dakota voters passed ...

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, ...