Tag Archives: greater north dakota chamber of commerce

File photo of shipping containers, many from China, at the Port of Los Angeles in October 2013. (Monica Almeida/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

Trade Cannot Be the Only Lens Through Which We See China

Trade Cannot Be the Only Lens Through Which We See China

As I write this I am attending the 2019 Policy Summit put on by the Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce. The first panel this morning was about trade and tariffs, and while the discussion was illuminating, I can’t help but feel that an important part of the debate was missing from it. The panel

Measure 1 proponents Susan Wefald and Dina Butcher, left, sit on a panel with opponents Geoff Simon and state Rep. Jim Kasper, right. The panel was hosted in Bismarck by the Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce.

Asking Tough Questions Isn’t Bias

Last week I had the opportunity to moderate a debate over Measure 1 at the Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce’s annual Policy Summit. It’s a great event, and we had a great discussion, but a letter to the editor in the Fargo Forum yesterday criticized my performance as moderator. “The first sign of this

Governor Doug Burgum opened North Dakota's 65th legislative assembly on Tuesday afternoon in front of a joint session of the legislature where he delivered the State of the State address. Gov. Burgum touched on a number of topics in the address but a continuing theme was lifelong education. "Learning begins with humility. Everyone has something to teach us," he said. TOM STROMME/Bismarck Tribune

It’s Not Appropriate to Sell Access to Governor Burgum’s State of the State Address

It’s a little unusual for a North Dakota Governor to deliver a “state of the state” address in a year when the Legislature isn’t in session. The Governor’s address to lawmakers at the beginning of their session every other year is required by law. But Governor Doug Burgum’s decision to deliver a “state of the

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

Podcast: State Rep. Marvin Nelson Talks About Proposed Ballot Measure Expanding State Worker’s Compensation Coverage

In North Dakota, worker’s compensation insurance is a monopoly. If you own a business you are required to purchase worker’s compensation coverage for your employees, and the only place you can get it is the state-run Workforce Safety & Insurance. Despite this – or because of it, depending on your point of view – North

Come See Me In Bismarck This Week At Chamber Of Commerce Policy Summit

The folks at the Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce were kind enough to extend an invitation for me to participate in their policy summit this week. The event will take place on Wednesday this week – August 13th – from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck. It will consist of a

Why North Dakota Is A Top Destination For Minnesotans Fleeing Higher Taxes

Andy Peterson, the President of the Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce, had a letter to the editor over the weekend highlighting the differences in income tax rates between North Dakota and Minnesota. The differences are pretty stark: A family of four in Minnesota making $100,000 per year, itemization not considered, pays $4,409 in state