Plain Talk: Lawmaker Explains Why We Need Initiated Measure Reform, Closer Look at Oil Boom Crime Stats Paints a Different Picture

On this episode of Plain Talk, state Senator David Hogue talks about his remarkable speech on the Senate floor to flip a unanimous “do not pass” committee recommendation on his resolution to reform initiated measures into a lopsided win in the floor vote.

Also, a recent article about crime during the Bakken oil boom was in need of some context. The violent crime rate in the Bakken region when from much lower than the surrounding areas as the boom started to about the same as the surrounding areas at its peak. Which presents a much different perception than what many might like you to have.

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