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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

The Bismarck Motor Vehicle Office Photo courtesy of the North Dakota Department of Transportation

If You Don’t Live in Bismarck You May Be Paying Double for Some DMV Services

Last month a reader emailed me confused that when she went to the North Dakota Department of Motor Vehicles office in Minot to get her handicap cap renewed she paid more than double what it cost in Bismarck. Here’s what she wrote (she asked not to be identified): In January I stopped by the Bismarck

Aircraft Management Bill Amended To End University System Exemption

During the interim between the 2011 legislative session and the current one it seemed legislators were ready to crack down on the abuse of private airplanes by the university system. Legislators chastised NDSU for overspending on the plane they own for the use of university officials, noting that the university (which, ironically enough, has largely

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