Print Column: North Dakota’s New Ethics Regulations May Make Politics Less Transparent

MINOT, N.D. — Recently, a couple of dozen North Dakota lawmakers took a trip to Nashville which cost taxpayers nearly $90,000.

The occasion was a summit put on by the National Conference of State Legislatures, an organization our state legislature belongs to (annual dues were $129,770 this year).

The trip itself is not exactly news. These trips have happened in the past and come under criticism.

Voters don’t seem to care much about them.

This particular trip is interesting because it may be the last one like it.

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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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