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Accreditation Worries Are A Red Herring In Measure 3 Debate

Accreditation Worries Are A Red Herring In Measure 3 Debate

At the Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce’s policy summit yesterday there was a debate over Measure 3. That’s the constitutional amendment which would dissolve the existing State Board of Higher Education and replace with a full-time, three-member commission. There was a heated debate about the measure between SBHE President Kirsten Diederich, Chancellor Larry Skogen, university

North Dakota District Conventions: Districts 3, 5, 38, 40 and 26 Minot Area and Southeast ND Area Guide

This post is part of a continuing series highlighting the potential state legislative candidates from each district for their party’s nomination. For more information on this series, refer to the “SAB’s Guide To North Dakota District Conventions: A Government Of People Who Show Up” post. Note: As District Convention season gets into full swing, these posts will

Senate Approves Petition Reform Requiring Big-Impact Constitutional Measures Be Decided On November Ballot

The North Dakota Senate this morning approved HCR3011, which reforms the initiated measure process for constitutional measures by requiring that measures with an impact of more than $40 million (indexed to inflation) be voted on in the November election as opposed to the June primary. The measure would also prohibit circulation of any petition directing

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

Senate Passes Resolution To Give Legislature Veto Over Some Initiated Measures

In North Dakota citizens are allowed to legislate directly through the initiated measure process per Article III of the state constitution. Statues and constitutional amendments can be put on the ballot by collecting a certain number of signatures, and if voters approve them they become law. The legislature cannot change the law for seven years

Video: ND Senate Shoots Down Bill Banning Discrimination Against Homosexuals

In its original form, SB2252 would have added homosexuals to North Dakota’s list of protected classes against whom employers and landlords cannot discriminate. The bill was amended in committee to remove homosexuals from the list of protected classes and state simply that North Dakota doesn’t condone discrimination against homosexuals. The amended version of the bill

Legislature Gets Another Bill To Toughen Petitioning Laws

Earlier this week I posted an interview with Rep. Keith Kepenich who has introduced a resolution to amend the state constitution adding a requirement that a constitutional measure put on the state ballot get signatures from at least half of the state’s counties in addition to the total number of signatures equaling 4% of the