Legislature

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 ...

Following his short-lived, yet extremely rocky U.S. Senate campaign, it appears that Gary Emineth is now seeking the Republican endorsement for the State Senate. In an email, Emineth is asking the Executive Committee of District 35 for their support. District ...

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 ...

In a moment of on-record candor, the Griggs County Commission blast the North Dakota Legislature for their handling of the state’s budget. Offering their disapproval during a discussion of NDSU Extension Services funding, the biannual budgeting was described as “disgusting” ...

For the first time in state history, the Legislative body went into executive session, barring the public from their discussion. The closed-door meeting allowed the Legislative Management Committee to hear from outside legal counsel and ask questions about how to ...