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Gov. Doug Burgum dishes out high-fives during his visit with Fargo Lincoln Elementary fourth grade students on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. David Samson / The Forum

Governor Burgum Is Right to Continue Calling Out Legislature Over Revenue Transparency

Governor Burgum Is Right to Continue Calling Out Legislature Over Revenue Transparency

We see debates over spending in politics all the time. How much should we spend? Where should we spend it? It’s about 90 percent of what our government does. More rare are debates over how the government accounts for its revenues, yet that’s a topic Governor Doug Burgum dug into this legislative session (I’m sorry,

Lynn Helms, from left, director of the Department of Mineral Resources, presents to Industrial Commission members Doug Goehring, Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Wayne Stenehjem on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Bismarck. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

Governor Jack Dalrymple Should Have Called for a Special Session

Governor Jack Dalrymple needs to do two things to begin addressing falling post-oil boom tax revenues which just can’t seem to find rock bottom. First, we need to start the process of finding a better forecaster for state revenues than Moody’s Analytics. That company, which produces the revenue forecasts which are used for budgeting, couldn’t get state

North Dakota Legacy Fund Balance Tops $1 Billion

North Dakota voters approved a constitutional amendment to divert 30% of the state’s oil tax revenues into a new fund called the Legacy Fund. The original projection for the balance of that fund was $600 million by the end of the current biennium at the end of June. As of today, the balance is already

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