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ND Legislature Hall Of Shame Week 4: Rep. Al Carlson

ND Legislature Hall Of Shame Week 4: Rep. Al Carlson

This week’s Hall of Shame honoree is Rep. Al Carlson. Carlson is the sponsor of HCR3018 which would amend the state constitution to create a tuition entitlement for North Dakota students funded by the state’s Legacy Fund (which is, in turn, funded by a portion of the state’s oil extraction tax revenues). Honorable mentions for

North Dakota Doesn't Need A Tuition Entitlement

America has a higher education bubble. This is undeniable. As Investor’s Business Daily writes in an editorial today, government subsidies for higher education and tuition has created a glut of college graduates for which there just isn’t enough room in the job markets. Meanwhile because of seemingly bottomless government-created demand for higher education, the cost

Interview: Senator Dwight Cook Introduces Major Oil Tax Reforms

Today Senator Dwight Cook introduced SB2336 (not available online yet) proposing several major changes to North Dakota’s oil taxes. He took a few minutes to talk with me about the changes after a press conference with House Majority Leader Al Carlson and Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner announcing them. Here are the specifics of the

Question Of The Week: Will North Dakota Get Higher Ed Reform?

Today we introduce a new feature on SAB… Question of the Week. Weekly we will pose a question on a current event, and allow you readers to take the discussion from there with your posts. We are quite confident you won’t be bashful in offering up your thoughts. During the interim legislative session, there was

ND Legislature Week 2 Hall Of Shame: Senator Rich Wardner, Rep. Al Carlson

During the last legislative session we here at SAB awarded a weekly “RINO of the Week” award to a Republican legislator who strayed the furthest from what are supposed to be the principles of the party. I wanted to do that again this week, and we did name a RINO for the first week (Governor

Open Records Request Sets Off Emergency Legislation In The ND House

This legislative session the State of North Dakota has made large strides in the areas of transparency. The state has created an online video system through which floor debates in the state House and Senate are streamed and archived, and they’ve created a bill tracking system through which anyone can long in, look up bills

Dorso Column: The North Dakota House Trends More Conservative Than The Senate

I spent some time this week analyzing the makeup of the standing committees for the coming legislative session. As bills are taken up by each committee we will have a better idea of the characteristics and tendencies of the individual members and their committees as a whole. That being said, I’ll attempt to give the

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