Plain Talk: Heitkamp’s Strange Explanation for Her Election Loss, and Smith Talks About Error in Tax Revenue Distribution to State Funds

On today’s Plain Talk podcast, what’s with former Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s strange explanation for why she lost her election last year?

Also, Jodi Smith from the North Dakota Department of Trust Lands talks about what some are saying is an error in how oil tax revenues were distributed to state funds. Lawmakers are working on a fix, and if it’s not fixed appropriately the state could face a lawsuit.

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Rob Port is the editor of, 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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