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North Dakota Senate Mid-Session Legislative Vote Ranking

North Dakota Senate Mid-Session Legislative Vote Ranking

Yesterday we published a ranking of North Dakota House members based on what we considered to be key votes from the first half of the session. Today we’re publishing the Senate version of that ranking. What you’ll notice, right off the bat, is that the House is a lot more conservative than the Senate. That

Video: Debate Over Anti-Abortion Bill Gets Testy In North Dakota Senate

Yesterday SAB had a post up about the anti-abortion bills which passed in the state Senate, but I thought it would be instructive to show you readers some video of the rather testy (by the muted standards of the North Dakota state legislature) debate surrounding the measure. Senator Margaret Sitte (R-Bismarck) (who was herself targeted

Legislature Considers Bill Allowing Local Elected Officials To Order Mandatory Evacuations

In the 2011 legislative session a bill to allow mandatory evacuation orders from local officials was considered, and rejected, by the legislature because it might have let those orders be issued by bureaucrats instead of elected officials. In the current session the idea is before the legislature again, though this time it’s more clear on

Senate Pounds Through Emergency Bill To Block Open Records Request

Yesterday I wrote about an open records I filed for comments posted in the North Dakota legislature’s bill tracking service. I was curious if those comments were open record or not, and so filed the request to find out. The response so far has been to rush though legislation to block open records requests for

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