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Late last week, the Trump Administration through the Department of Justice said they would not defend key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The move may jeopardize protections for pre-existing conditions. Their decision came in a lawsuit brought by Republican-led ...

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 ...

Welcome to the new year! This isn’t just any old new year, it’s the beginning of the midterm election year. You’ll undoubtedly be seeing a lot of writing, views, and news when it comes to electoral politics on ND xPlains ...

During the early morning hours, Senate Republicans passed their tax bill. Along with its passage, they have now forfeited the right to specific claims in the political and governing process. Here is a brief, but ever-growing, list of things Republican ...

The procedural move to begin debate on the Republican tax bill fell along party lines yesterday afternoon. The move comes as the party solely in control of Washington D.C. tries to convince the public they know how to govern. Other ...

As Legislators head back for the second half of the 65th Session, people across the state are left looking at an abysmal budget situation. In media across the state, we often see lines reading, “The North Dakota budget slump due ...

Senate Bill 2298 would raise taxes on customers who shop online in North Dakota. The tax hike is introduced by Senator Dwight Cook of Mandan who is the Senate Finance and Tax Committee Chair. In a purely strategical move, the ...

Today the North Dakota House of Representatives defeated HB 1130. You may recall first reading about the proposal to “assess a fee” which was really a tax increase for private pay nursing home residents here on ND xPlains. The tax was ...

Mac Schneider (Episode 1) Our first guest on Happy Hour in the Heartland is Mac Schneider. Schneider was the Senate Minority Leader in the North Dakota Senate. Like myself, he lost his bid for reelection in 2016. We sat down ...

A persistent challenge facing both families and employers in North Dakota is the cost of childcare. When the cost is too great, families are forced to decide whether it is more cost effective for one of the parents to stay ...