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People walk by a red carpet that was rolled out between Gov. Doug Burgum's office and the legislative chambers at the North Dakota state Capitol Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. John Hageman / Forum News Service

There Need to Be Consequences for State Agencies Trying to Kill Legislation With Politically Motivated Fiscal Notes

There Need to Be Consequences for State Agencies Trying to Kill Legislation With Politically Motivated Fiscal Notes

Whether the legislating is taking place in the Legislature in Bismarck, or at the ballot box during an election year, North Dakota has a process which is intended to inform us all as to the potential costs of a given proposal. That process is called the “fiscal note,” and it’s essentially the various state agencies

Dalrymple’s Budget Contains Massive Line Item to Implement Foolish Medical Marijuana Measure

In yet another example of how deeply unwise it is to legislate at the ballot box, get a load of this bullet point from page 157 of Governor Jack Dalrymple’s executive budget summary (see below) presented to lawmakers at their organizational session earlier this week: These proposed additions would be to the Department of Health’s

Sad: Department of Health Employee Resigns After Debate Night Tweets

Earlier this week I wrote a post about a public information officer at the Department of Health accidentally using the agency’s official Twitter account for her personal (and hilarious) debate reactions (see above). “I’m the PIO and I grabbed the wrong phone,” Colleen Reinke told me via email when I sent her a request for

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