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House Kills Democrat Bill Mandating Audit Of Oil And Gas Regulators

House Kills Democrat Bill Mandating Audit Of Oil And Gas Regulators

HB1259 was legislation backed by Democrats and environmental activists mandating a performance audit of the state’s Oil and Gas Division and Health Department, the two agencies of the state most involved in overseeing oil and gas development in the state. I support the audit – I actually wrote a column supporting it back in January

IRS Targeted Adoptive Parents For Audits

“[T]he IRS has harassed a number of pro-life groups, including at least one alleged demand that a pro-life group not picket Planned Parenthood,” writes David French for National Review. But even as the IRS was defending pro-abortion groups, they were targeting families who adopted children for audits. “In 2012, the IRS requested additional information from

Whistleblower Politics Are Effective In North Dakota

I’m beginning to feel a little sorry for North Dakota University System “whistleblower” Linda Porter, a woman who accused embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani of manipulating data before a legislative hearing. How did Shirvani manipulate that data? He compared graduation rates and other data points from North Dakota’s universities to a different set of peer institutions

Higher Ed Auditor Resigns Calling North Dakota University System A "Dead End"

According to this Associated Press report Director of Internal Audit and Risk Assessment Bill Eggert – the guy whose audit report uncovered hundreds of phony diplomas at Dickinson State and who more recently rejected accusations of cooked data aimed at Chancellor Hamid Shirvani – is resigning because he sees his job as being a “dead

Legislature Set To Give New State Workers Option For Defined Contribution Plans

Public pensions, nationally, are a mess and while North Dakota has escaped most of the nation’s economic problems over the last several years, pension headaches aren’t something we’ve been able to afford. Late last year the North Dakota Auditor’s office published some ugly pension numbers for the state’s Public Employees Retirement System. According to the audit, NDPERS

Media MIA From Gruesome Abortion Trial

“If it bleeds it leads” is the mantra for the media who normally love morbid crime stories. Unless that story is inconvenient for certain sacred liberal cows, in which case not so much. Here’s a picture of the empty seating air reserved for media at the Kermit Gosnell trial: From the blogger who took the

Legislators Who Work For The University System Allowed To Double Dip And Take Liberties With Vacation Time

Previously, SAB reported Senator Tony Grindberg (R-Fargo) had collected more than his employment agreement authorized as the head of the NDSU Technology and Research Park while serving in the state leigslature. Now I can shed some light on other legislators who are allowed to double-dip on their higher ed pay while serving in the legislature.

Performance Audit Seems To Back Up Chancellor Shirvani's Call For More Central Control Over University System

The North Dakota State Auditor’s office has released a performance audit report (see below) for the North Dakota University System central office, and it’s hard not to see the report as strengthening embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s position. Shirvani caused a lot of political indigestion when one of his first moves, upon taking the chancellor position,

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