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Gov. Doug Burgum, center, leads his first North Dakota Industrial Commission meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, with Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, second from left, and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, right. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

New Revenue Forecast Shows Improving Budget Numbers but Burgum Says Cuts Still Needed

New Revenue Forecast Shows Improving Budget Numbers but Burgum Says Cuts Still Needed

North Dakota’s Office of Management and Budget has released a new forecast for North Dakota’s tax revenues, and the numbers are an improvement over previous forecasts. According to the forecast, released by Governor Doug Burgum’s office, revenues for the rest of the 2017-2019 biennium are projected to be 4.4 percent (or more than $136 million)

Governor Burgum May Be Salty About It, but Lawmakers Are Right to Sue Over Vetoes

State lawmakers announced today that they’ll be filing a lawsuit challenging some of the vetoes issued by Governor Doug Burgum targeting bills they passed during their session earlier this year. We knew this was coming. Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner told me back in June that lawmakers needed just one more vote to move forward

About 300 protesters gathered on the North Dakota Capitol lawn Friday to protest a court decision to allow the pipeline to go forward, although federal agencies delayed the project in the area. Photo by Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

Blame Standing Rock and #NoDAPL for North Dakota Legislature Cancelling Tribal Address UPDATED: Plan B Instituted

Updates to this story below Next year North Dakota’s Legislature, including those members just elected earlier this month, will convene for their 2017 session. Typically each new session begins with a series of addresses from the governor, the judiciary, and the state’s tribes. But this year the addresses from the tribes and the judiciary has