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Voters at Holy Family Catholic Church in Grand Forks fill out their ballots early Tuesday, June 14, 2016, for the North Dakota primary election. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

In Court Arguments, State of North Dakota Argues That Heitkamp’s 2012 Election Victory Couldn’t Be Verified

In Court Arguments, State of North Dakota Argues That Heitkamp’s 2012 Election Victory Couldn’t Be Verified

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s office is in the process of defending North Dakota’s voter ID laws from a legal challenge. Those laws were enjoined by a federal judge shortly before the 2016 election, and the judge required that the state go back to allowing people without ID’s as long as they sign affidavits saying they

Rep. Marvin Nelson (D-Rolla) speaks in opposition to a corporate farming bill on the floor of the state House of Representatives in 2015. TOM STROMME/Bismarck Tribune

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Marvin Nelson Wants You to Fix His Cadillac

In North Dakota there is no law prohibiting the use of campaign dollars for personal things. Under our state law if you give a politician running for state office money they can spend it on whatever they want, be it personal or campaign related. It became an issue during the 2015 legislative session. State Rep. Ben

Paul Sorum Has Republicans Scratching Their Heads

North Dakota political activist Paul Sorum has always had something of a combative relationship with the North Dakota Republican Party. In 2010 Sorum emerged from the state’s tea party protests to challenge then-Governor John Hoeven from the right for the NDGOP’s nomination for the U.S. Senate race. Hoeven won easily, but Sorum got a respectable

Heidi Heitkamp Revises History Of Her Mud-Slinging Campaign

The Daily Beast today has a profile up today about Senator Heidi Heitkamp that reads like a hagiography. There’s even talk, fanned by quotes from former Senator Kent Conrad, of Heitkamp running for President. Because that’s a first-term US Senator does a little more than a year after barely winning a statewide election. You talk about

Duane Sand Still Raising Funds For His 2012 Primary Campaign, Runs Afoul Of FEC

Duane Sand is the Republican politician who seems to be running for one federal office or another every single election cycle. He ran for the Senate in 2000, for the House in 2004 and 2008, and the Senate again in 2012. In that last cycle, Sand skipped the NDGOP’s endorsement convention and ran against fellow

Question of the Week: It's Almost Halftime, How Has the Legislature Been Playing?

This week marks the “two minute warning” before the end of the first half of play in the 63rd Legislative Assembly. Friday, March 1st marks crossover, when all bills introduced in one chamber of the Legislature must either be voted down or, if approved, be given to the other chamber. The Legislators will then retire

ND Senate Proposes Property Tax Elimination Study

Senator Dwight Cook (R), District 34, has filed SCR 4021 late Friday before the Legislature convened for the week. Co-sponsored by Sens Tom Campbell and Rich Wardner, and Reps Wes Belter, Craig Headland, and Majority Leader Al Carlson; SCR 4021 would if passed and accepted by Legislative Management as a study: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT

Senate Overrules Part of Smoking Ban

In what is yet another example of unintended consequences regarding the recent statewide smoking ban passed during the November general election, the North Dakota Senate was forced to take action today to overrule part of this law which was brought via initiated measure. SB 2117, sponsored by the Senate Government and Veterans Affairs Committee at

Benghazi: Panetta, Dempsey Throw Obama, Clinton Under the Bus

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey provided stunning testimony at a US Senate hearing on the Benghazi tragedy, which confirmed president Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were derelict in their duties before and during the evening of the September 11, 2012 attack on the

Dalrymple's Housing Incentive Fund Is A Transfer Of Wealth From Taxpayers To Property Developers

I’ve written before that Governor Jack Dalrymple’s Housing Incentive Fund, which gives dollar-for-dollar tax credits to individuals and businesses who contribute, is little more than an elaborate taxpayer subsidy for property developers. The idea is that the fund encourages private philanthropists to help fund the building of low-income housing in the state. “The fund was

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