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Crews work at an oil well site near Williston, N.D., on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

Ballot Measure to Raise North Dakota’s Oil Tax Does a Belly Flop

Ballot Measure to Raise North Dakota’s Oil Tax Does a Belly Flop

A week ago I wrote about a ballot measure to raise the state’s oil taxes – one backed by current and former Democratic lawmakers – was getting a cool reception even from some of the state’s left-of-center groups. Organizations like North Dakota United (the combined teacher and public worker unions) as well as the North

Crews work at an oil well site near Williston, N.D., on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

Democrat-Backed Measure to Raise Oil Taxes Gets Chilly Reception Even From Left Wing Allies

About a week ago North Dakota Democrats – specifically current state Senator Merrill Piepkorn and former state Rep. Ed Gruchalla – announced a ballot measure effort to raise North Dakota’s oil tax. Democrats have long been unhappy with reforms passed in 2015 which eliminated a massive exemption from the extraction tax triggered by low prices

Wilton Wind Farm is utilized by Basin Electric Power Cooperative as a source of renewable power in North Dakota. (AMY TABORSKY, Bismarck Tribune)

North Dakota Is Smart to Resist the Wind Energy Bubble

Ed Gruchalla is a former Democratic state lawmaker now serving as a flack for the wind energy after voters cast him out of office in the 2014 election cycle. He has a letter to the Fargo Forum suggesting that North Dakota is missing out because wind energy projects are being developed in other states and

In Arguing for an Ethics Commission Former Democratic Lawmaker Embarrasses Himself

Former state Rep. Ed Gruchalla has a letter to the Fargo Forum today which is one of the most repugnant things I’ve ever seen a politician say or write publicly. And I’m writing that in the age of Trump. Gruchalla, a Democrat and retired law enforcement officer, was cast out of office by voters in 2014.

UPDATED North Dakota District Conventions: Districts 11, 13, 21, 27, 41, and 45 Fargo-West Fargo-Cass County Area Guide Part I

UPDATED Candidate information below in bold type This post is part of a continuing series highlighting the potential state legislative candidates from each district for their party’s nomination. For more information on this series, refer to the “SAB’s Guide To North Dakota District Conventions: A Government Of People Who Show Up” post. Due to the large number

Every Single Democrat Ethics And Transparency Proposal Got A "Do Not Pass" Recommendation Yesterday

At the beginning of the legislative session Democrats introduced a raft of transparency and ethics laws. Some of what Democrats are proposing are very, very bad ideas that would do to facilitate partisan bickering, and hinder free speech, than promote ethics or transparency. HB1444, introduced by Rep. Gail Mooney, would require anyone proposing model legislation

North Dakota Democrats Introduce Raft Of Ethics Reforms Both Good And Bad

Last year the Fargo Forum took a bribe from the George Soros-funded Center for Public Integrity to help produce a study claiming North Dakota was one of the states in the nation most at-risk for corruption. How much did the Forum take? They’re not telling, but this ridiculous study also managed to conclude that the

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