Minot mayor received $2,500 donation from a corporation seeking tax breaks from the city

MINOT, N.D. — Is anyone bothering to enforce North Dakota’s ban on corporate political contributions?

I ask, because the politicians are getting pretty brazen in their disregard for the law.

Section 16.1-08.1-03.5 (1) of the North Dakota Century Code states: “A corporation, cooperative corporation, limited liability company, affiliate, subsidiary, or association may not make a contribution for a political purpose,” with “political purpose” defined as “any activity undertaken in support of or in opposition to the election or nomination of a candidate to public office … whether the activity is undertaken by a candidate, a political committee, a political party, or any person.”

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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