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Rep. Joshua Boschee is interviewed after his party's endorsement for Secretary of State at the ND Democratic convention in 2018. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Plain Talk: Democratic Leader Says This Legislative Session Has Been Less Partisan Than Those in the Past

Plain Talk: Democratic Leader Says This Legislative Session Has Been Less Partisan Than Those in the Past

On this episode of the Plain Talk podcast, House Minority Leader Josh Boschee (R-Fargo) talks about the 2019 legislative session so far. He says his Democratic caucus is very interested in the new revenue forecasts coming out this week. He also agreed with me in saying this session has been less partisan than those in

Grand Forks Air Force Base front gate Forum News Service file photo

Senator Scott Meyer: Supporting License Reciprocity for Military Spouses

This guest post was submitted by Scott Meyer, a State Senator for District 18 in Grand Forks and a Loan Officer for Benchmark Mortgage. On February 23, 2018 the Secretaries of the Navy, Army, and Air Force sent a letter to all Governors through the National Governors Association addressing the importance of quality education and

Rebel Marie, left, is a 31-year-old transgender woman and activist. She is pictured with Vyla Grindberg, a 35-year-old transgender woman. Submitted photo

This Time Anti-Discrimination Activists Hope to Bring Evidence of Discrimination to the Legislature

For going on a decade now Democrats have brought to North Dakota’s biannual legislative session an anti-discrimination bill aimed at protecting homosexual/transgendered citizens from discrimination. It’s been the same bill, over and over again, to the point where some (including this observer) have questioned how serious Democrats are about passing the bill. Did they really

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

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)

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