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Guest Post: Protecting Gun Rights Is Not A "Stunt"

Guest Post: Protecting Gun Rights Is Not A "Stunt"

The Fargo Forum editorial board believes that the protection of our inalienable rights is a “stunt”. They prefer feel good “solutions” coming out of Washington, DC. Solutions that will not accomplish the stated objectives but which will take yet more of your individual freedom and liberty. As legislators we swear an oath to uphold the

Will North Dakota Democrats Be Dropping Their Opposition To Corporate Tax Relief?

Over the last several legislative sessions, because the State of North Dakota has been enjoying a tax revenue windfall, various tax relief measures have been debated before the legislature. One area of tax relief that has passed has been reductions in the corporate income tax rate, which Democrats hate. Democrat Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider

Law Enforcement, Higher Ed Oppose Drone Bill

Rep. Rick Becker is sponsoring HB1373, which would regulate the use of surveillance drones in North Dakota by requiring that law enforcement get a warrant before using them as part of a criminal investigation. The bill got a hearing before the Judiciary Committee today where law enforcement and higher education officials showed up to oppose

Obamcare Would Increased North Dakota Medicaid Enrollment By 46%

Nothing says “solving the health care crisis” like hearing more people onto government health care. North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple has begun to cave on Obamacare. In addition to hinting that North Dakota might be willing to deploy one of the law’s health care exchanges through a state/federal partnership, Dalrymple has also put the law’s

Grand Forks Herald: Please Pay No Attention To The Student Loan Bubble

When the higher education/student loan bubble pops, the folks at the Grand Forks Herald should be indicted (figuratively, not literally) as co-conspirators. Because despite a report illustrating the bubble perfectly, despite a report in their own paper showing that student loan debt has exploded even as the degrees students are purchasing have fallen in power,

In The Legislature Today: Property Tax Reforms And Drone Regulation

I posted earlier today about the reduction in the state sales tax proposed by Rep. Rick Becker which will be heard before the House Finance and Tax Committee. Here are some other bills also being heard today: HB1199, introduced by Rep. Jeff Delzer, would require that cities, counties and school districts pass their budget and

Virginia Joins North Dakota In Proposing Legislation To Protect Against Federal Gun Control

Here in North Dakota, Rep. Roscoe Streyle has introduced HB1183 which would prohibit the use of state resources to enforce any new federal gun control laws. Over in Virginia state legislators are moving forward on a similar bill aimed at accomplishing the same goal. From the Washington Post: Marshall said the measure is meant to

Guest Post: Supporting HB1456

We celebrate our birthday’s as the time we left our mother’s womb at 9 months of age. But in fact, our lives began a little bit earlier. When you were conceived, your DNA already determined if you would be male or female, what color your hair will be, along with the color of your eyes.

ND House Tax Committee To Hear Bill Reducing The State Sales Tax

There are a ton of tax proposals being considered by the North Dakota legislature this session. From property taxes to the income tax, there are a lot of ideas floating around about how to give taxpayers at least some of their money back out of the windfall in revenues the state government is enjoying. Today

North Dakotans Aren't Asking The Right Questions About Supposed Property Tax Relief

I was happy to see this headline run in the Fargo Forum today. It’s gratifying to see skepticism of the state buy-downs of local spending we’ve been calling “property tax relief.” There are a lot of reasons to be skeptical. Heck, there are a lot of reasons to believe it isn’t really tax relief at

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