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Video: House Lawmakers Vote to Override Burgum’s Veto of Bonus Legislation

Video: House Lawmakers Vote to Override Burgum’s Veto of Bonus Legislation

Earlier today I wrote a post, based on conversations with lawmakers in Bismarck, that Governor Doug Burgum’s veto of legislation limiting executive branch bonuses would likely be sustained. The lawmakers told me that the House would vote to override the veto pretty handily, but that in the Senate an override vote would likely fail. The

Burgum Vetoes Bill Aimed at Restricting Bonuses

Back in late 2015 nearly $100,000 in bonuses handed out by former Governor Jack Dalrymple caused no small amount of controversy in the state. They went to five employees, including nearly $32,000 to Chief of Staff Ron Rauschenberger (who has stayed on on current Governor Doug Burgum’s transition into office). Dalrymple’s spokesman Jeff Zent defended the

Audio: Burgum Opposes Limits on Bonuses, Says Votes for Same Sex Marriage Bill Showed “Courage”

I had Governor Doug Burgum on my radio show today, and we hit on a number of topics including reports that some state lawmakers were upset that he sometimes wears jeans. I asked Burgum if he had dressed up for our interview. He said he was going to wear a clown outfit but couldn’t find

After Controversy Under Dalrymple Legislation Would Cap Bonuses for Governor’s Staff, Appointees at $5000

Back in late 2015 nearly $100,000 in bonuses handed out by former Governor Jack Dalrymple caused no small amount of controversy in the state. They went to five employees, including nearly $32,000 to Chief of Staff Ron Rauschenberger (who has stayed on on current Governor Doug Burgum’s transition into office). Dalrymple’s spokesman Jeff Zent defended the

Dalrymple Staffer Gives Back Part of Retention Bonus After Leaving Job Early

Back in November there was some controversy over Governor Jack Dalrymple handing out nearly $100,000 in  bonuses to members of his staff. The governor’s office defended the bonuses by pointing out that they were covered by existing appropriations. Lawmakers did not appropriate more dollars to the governor’s budget to pay for them. Also, it was

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