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Over 700 Sign Open Letter Asking Governor Burgum to Restore North Dakota Old “Legendary” Logo

Over 700 Sign Open Letter Asking Governor Burgum to Restore North Dakota Old “Legendary” Logo

Earlier this month Governor Doug Burgum’s office announced the completion of a “refresh” of North Dakota’s brand identity. “To refresh North Dakota’s brand for today’s audiences, adjustments were made to the tagline from Legendary to Be Legendary,” Burgum’s office said in a statement. “The new design will keep parts of the visual elements from the

Governor Doug Burgum along with First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum attending Super Bowl festivities in Minneapolis in 2018. Photo via Twitter

Governor Burgum’s Super Bowl Trip Couldn’t Have Happened Under His Office’s New Ethics Policy

Earlier this year Governor Doug Burgum, who rode into office on the back of a campaign which castigated a supposed “good old boys club” in Bismarck, accepted a trip to the Super Bowl that was worth roughly $40,000. The trip was paid for by Xcel Energy, which has the largest electrical utility customer base in

The state Capitol in Bismarck. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service

Now for Some Good News: State of North Dakota Getting Their Online Act Together

My job is to write critically about things in government. Politicians and campaigns. Public policy. Waste and abuse of taxpayer resources. That sort of thing. But every once in a while even I get tired of that. So when I read this article about the efforts the State of North Dakota is making in providing

Doug Burgum addresses the crowd after winning the office of governor Tuesday night, Nov. 8, 2016, at the Sanctuary Events Center in Fargo. Dave Wallis / Forum News Service

Cato Institute Rates Doug Burgum One of the Most Fiscally Conservative Governors in America

In a white paper report which “grades governors on their fiscal policies from a limited-government perspective,” the right leaning Cato Institute has named North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum the 3rd most fiscally conservative governor in America. Burgum scored a 68 in their ranking, earning him an “A” grade. He comes in behind second place Henry

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Jay Schuler’s Resignation Is a Symptom of This Ugly Moment in American Politics

On Monday, October 1, at 9:23am North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Jay Schuler sent an email with his thoughts on the controversy surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from his official state email account to employees of the Commerce Department. By 10:06am a Democratic state lawmaker named Erin Oban, who represents a Bismarck area district in

Jay Schuler with the North Dakota Department of Commerce, center, and Eric Hardmeyer of the Bank of North Dakota talk about new programs for entrepreneurs with host Greg Tehven Wednesday, May 17, 2017, during the 1 Million Cups event at The Stage in Island Park in Fargo. David Samson / The Forum

In Email After Resignation Schuler Says He Didn’t Feel Kavanaugh Email Was Offensive

Yesterday we got some surprising news. Governor Doug Burgum announced that he had accepted the resignation of Commerce Commissioner Jay Schuler after he sent out an email to state employees Burgum described as “unacceptable.” The email was about the controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. You can read it in full

House Majority Leader Al Carlson, R-Fargo, foreground, sits in the gallery at the North Dakota Supreme Court as state Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, middle, and Gov. Doug Burgum confer during legal arguments presented to the five justices in the case involving the challenge by lawmakers of Burgum's issuing five vetoes on parts of spending bills passed in the 2017 legislative session. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune

Will Doug Burgum’s Victory at the State Supreme Court Mean Yearly Legislative Sessions for North Dakota?

Earlier this year the state Supreme Court issued in opinion in ND Legislative Assembly vs. Governor Doug Burgum which found that both sides of that dispute had been operating beyond their constitutional restraints. The court struck down four of Burgum’s vetoes from the 2017 legislative session, but they also found that the Legislature itself had

Gov. Doug Burgum, center, leads his first North Dakota Industrial Commission meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, with Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, second from left, and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, right. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

New Revenue Forecast Shows Improving Budget Numbers but Burgum Says Cuts Still Needed

North Dakota’s Office of Management and Budget has released a new forecast for North Dakota’s tax revenues, and the numbers are an improvement over previous forecasts. According to the forecast, released by Governor Doug Burgum’s office, revenues for the rest of the 2017-2019 biennium are projected to be 4.4 percent (or more than $136 million)

Gov. Doug Burgum, left, and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, right, convene the Industrial Commission meeting at the state Capitol in Bismarck on Thursday. On the right is Karlene Fine, the commission's executive director. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune

The Public Deserves Details About the Cost of Governor Burgum’s Security

For a while now there has been a lot of hot gossip in North Dakota’s capitol building about Governor Doug Burgum’s travel expenses and his security expenses. The rumors hold that Burgum has traveled excessively and often has an excessive security detail in tow. State Auditor Josh Gallion, to his credit, took a look at

Doug Burgum addresses the crowd after winning the office of governor Tuesday night, Nov. 8, 2016, at the Sanctuary Events Center in Fargo. Brent Sanford, at right in the photo, is the new Lt. Governor Dave Wallis / The Forum

Christopher Dodson: Governor Doug Burgum Has Yet to Support Policy Changes Restricting Use of State Funds for Abortion Referrals

This guest post was submitted by Christopher Dodson. He is the executive director and general counsel of the North Dakota Catholic Conference. On May 22, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) proposed revisions to the Title X family planning program. These changes will allow North Dakota agencies to follow long-standing state law

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