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Video: Things Got a Little Weird at the End of North Dakota’s 2017 Session

Video: Things Got a Little Weird at the End of North Dakota’s 2017 Session

The legislative session is serious business. Most of the time. Towards the end of the 2017 session I guess things got a little…weird. “We’ve been having some pranks going on throughout the session,” a House lawmaker told me yesterday evening. Things like turning a fellow lawmaker’s phone ringer on and then calling them during the

State Rep. Dick Anderson, a Republican from Willow City, carries legislation to reform North Dakota's oil spill reporting requirements to the floor of the state House.

With No Debate State House Passes Reforms to Oil Spill Reporting Requirements

State Rep. Roscoe Streyle introduced legislation which, in its original form, would have stopped the reporting of oil/produced water spills that are contained and of a volume that’s 10 barrels or less. Today in the state House, with no debate, an amended version of Streyle’s bill passed on a 82-11 vote with Republicans and Democrats

Should Non-Resident Property Owners Get A Vote? ND House Says No

HB1383 was introduced by Rep. Dick Anderson (R-Willow City) and would have allowed “freeholders” (a term clarified during the floor debate to mean specifically “property owners”) who are not residents of a school district vote in that district’s bond elections. It is sort of a zany idea I wrote about a week ago. It failed

Bill Would Only Let Property Owners Cast Ballots In School Bond Elections

UPDATE: The intent of this legislation is different from the wording. More here. Here’s an interesting notion: What if the only people allowed to vote in school bond elections were the ones obligated to pay for the bonds? That’s what HB1383 would accomplish if passed. The bill was introduced by Rep. Dick Anderson, a Republican from

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