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A screenshot from a Doug Burgum campaign ad aired during the 2016 election cycle touting the candidate as a "champion for North Dakota gun rights."

Governor Burgum Is Undecided on Constitutional Carry Legislation

Governor Burgum Is Undecided on Constitutional Carry Legislation

Yesterday the state Senate passed a House bill allowing North Dakotans who are not otherwise prohibited by law to carry concealed weapons without a permit. Because the Senate did not make any amendments to the bill, it now goes to Governor Doug Burgum’s office. But will he sign it? Burgum campaigned on his support for

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum speaks with cabinet members on his first day of office.

Governor Burgum Has No Response to Governor Dayton’s Criticism of North Dakota’s #NoDAPL Response

There is drama brewing between Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and his state’s sheriff’s over the handling of North Dakota’s request for assistance with the #NoDAPL protests targeting the Dakota Access Pipeline. But North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum is staying out of it. Earlier this week the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association sent Dayton a letter objecting to

A #NoDAPL protester stands in front of a burning structure as officials work to evacuate the Oceti Sakowin protest camp on February 22, 2017.

The Dakota Access Pipeline Company Shouldn’t Have to Pay for the Misconduct of #NoDAPL Protesters

As of March 6 the cost of the #NoDAPL protests to North Dakota’s state and local governments was over $38 million. According to the Associated Press, state officials “appear poised to go after the U.S. government” to recoup that costs. The the AP notes that, at one point, Energy Transfer Partners (the company behind the

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp speaks Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School in in Fargo, N.D. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Why Is Senator Heidi Heitkamp Protecting Obama’s Last Minute Methane Emission Rule?

On his way out the door earlier this year former President Barack Obama committed an act of regulatory vandalism. He instituted a last minute rule through the Bureau of Land Management targeting methane emissions from oil and gas development. It’s a rule, like so many of the Obama administration’s actions, aimed less at protecting the

Gov.Doug Burgum opened North Dakota's 65th legislative assembly in front of a joint session of the Legislature where he delivered the State of the State address. Photo by Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

UND Economics Professor Says He’d Flunk North Dakota’s Revenue Forecasters

Revenue forecasts in North Dakota are extremely important. That’s because our Legislature doesn’t meet very often (nor do most citizens want it to meet often, I think). So every odd-numbered year our lawmakers are tasked with making at two-year budget based on what professional forecasters think the state will collect in tax revenues based on

New North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum speaks with cabinet members on his first day of office Thursday morning at the state Captiol in Bismarck.

Doug Burgum Learns the Hard Way Not to Use Political Talking Points From North Dakota Democrats

Back during last year’s campaign season I was an outspoken critic of then-gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum’s campaign. It earned me a lot of flak from Burgum’s supporters, which turned out to be a landslide majority of the state’s voters, but I argued consistently that his primary campaign was as phony as a three dollar bill.

Governor Doug Burgum Is Spot-on When It Comes to Repealing North Dakota’s Parking Meter Ban

There is no question that Governor Doug Burgum is a bit of a booster when it comes to developing downtown spaces in North Dakota communities. That was his passion before he ran for office when he was an evangelist for, and major investor in, downtown Fargo. Now that he’s in office it should surprise nobody

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum appears on the Fox Business channel on Monday, February 27.

Video: Governor Doug Burgum Talks Obamcare and Corporate Tax Cuts on Fox Business

This Fox Business segment featuring Governor Doug Burgum actually broadcast back on Monday, but I just got around to watching it and thought it was pretty interesting. As Republicans in Washington D.C. grapple with how to unravel Obamacare, and replace it with something new, Burgum was asked which parts of the law he’d like to

Governor Doug Burgum, seen here addressing a crowd after his election day victory, campaigned against North Dakota's big spending increases and promised not to raise taxes. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Trying to Solve a Spending Problem With Tax Hikes Is a Fool’s Errand

Here’s a simple truth about governance: Spending increases are easy. Spending cuts are really, really hard. North Dakota is currently learning that lesson. Per data put together by Legislative Council, our state’s general fund spending increased more than 167 percent from the 2007-2009 biennium to the peak of the oil boom in the 2013-2015 biennium.

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