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LegitSlater: Does North Dakota Have Too Many Elected Offices?

LegitSlater: Does North Dakota Have Too Many Elected Offices?

Last week, SAB contributor Rod St. Aubyn opined that perhaps we in North Dakota elect too many offices. Specifically, he asked: “What do the offices of State Auditor, State Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner, Public Service Commissioners, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Agriculture Commissioner and Tax Commissioner have in common? In North Dakota all of

Guest Post: Williston's Poor Fiscal Priorities Result In Credit Rating Downgrade

This afternoon, Bloomberg News is reporting that the credit rating agency of Standards and Poors has downgraded the credit rating of the City of Williston to a BBB+, three steps away from “junk bond status”. The $5.8 million of debt the city sold in December for water and sewer work is a fraction of the $625 million officials say

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