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Guest Post: Fargo Judge Hearing Abortion Cases Cannot Be Trusted

Guest Post: Fargo Judge Hearing Abortion Cases Cannot Be Trusted

Last Wednesday, East Central North Dakota Judge Wickham Corwin allowed a request from the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights, on behalf of the Fargo abortion provider Red River Women’s Clinic, to combine two separate challenges to abortion laws under the same complaint. The move is just the latest in a series of questionable actions

Dorso Column: Solve North Dakota's Spending Problem With Tax Cuts

The problem with governments and excess revenue is that there are a lot of people, bureaucrats, legislators and special interest groups who have “great ideas” on how to spend it. The real difficulty is that legislators have a problem saying no. It is immensely easier to agree with spending when you have a lot of

Guest Post: Legislature Leaves North Dakotans Behind On Tax Relief Again

With 10 days left until the legislature must meet its 80 day constitutional limit, efforts to figure out how to balance the budget have hit what can only be described as a ridiculous point. Prior to the halfway point of the current legislative session, HB 1250 passed the House almost unanimously (the vote was 92-1).

Guest Post: The Opposite Of Property Tax Reform

With property taxes being the lead story now in North Dakota for the better part of a decade, you would think the legislature would figure out that they need to come up with ways to control the growth local property taxes, rather than make it easier for property taxes to go up. But if the

Medicaid Expansion May Cost North Dakota $0.25 For Every Dollar In Federal Money Accepted

The Senate will be addressing HB1362, which includes an expansion of the state Medicaid program as called for by Obamacare, some time this week. It was on the chamber’s calendar for yesterday, but they never brought it up on the floor. But before the Senators sign off on what the House already voted for, it’s

Republican Senator Reignites Milkgate

Senator Tim Flakoll (R-Fargo), apparently feeling that Democrats hadn’t made enough political hay over funding for a third half-pint of milk a day for school kids, has decided to bring the issue up again by amending a House bill with an appropriation that is even larger than the one called for by Democrats. Flakoll, chairman

Guest Post: ND Legislators Used Phony Statistics To Support Bottle Rockets Ban

It is unfortunate that HB1257, which would have lifted the ban on bottle rocket sales in North Dakota, failed on the Senate floor yesterday despite all of the available data that proves bottle rockets aren’t as dangerous as opponents would like you to think. Instead, the Senate voted to punish a product rather than people

ND Governor Jack Dalrymple Signs Three Pro-Life Bills

I honestly thought we were going to get at least one veto. Here’s the press release from the Governor’s office: BISMARCK, ND – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today signed HB 1305, HB 1456 and SB 2305 and provided the following statements to the Legislature: North Dakota House and Senate presiding officers: I have signed HB 1305

Taxpayer Funded Lobbying: Law Enforcement Swarms Capitol To Oppose Pro-Gun Bills

The Senate Judiciary Committee is considering several pro-gun bills today. The bills being considered would allow concealed carry in schools, churches and other public gatherings, allow the sale of guns and ammunition during declared emergencies (and prohibit the seizure of the same) and prohibit the use of state resources to enforce any new federal gun

Guest Post: Rep. Al Carlson Is Right About Diversion Amendments

Last week, on February 28th, Fargo’s Mayor Walaker was interviewed by Chris Berg on POV (Point of View), on Fargo’s KX-KVLY. The topic was Fargo’s reaction over to HB 1020. The bill would give Fargo $1O2 million dollars to bring the city’s  flood protection measures up to 42.5 feet, nearly two feet more than the

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