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Guest Post: Give State Employees A Choice On Pensions

Guest Post: Give State Employees A Choice On Pensions

HB 1452 was originally introduced and ultimately amended with a Do Pass recommendation out of committee and received a similar Do Pass on the floor of the House late last week. The bill provides the option for newly hired state employees to direct the state as to into which retirement plan they would prefer to

Guest Post: Does North Dakota Want To Be Known As The State That Taxes Water?

Last month, I  alerted you to the introduction of a bill (HB 1398) that would create an entirely new tax on water used for industrial purposes. Since that point, the bill has been heard in the House Natural Resources Committee, and the bill’s Republican prime sponsor (Rep. George Keiser of Bismarck) suggested that the bill be

House Defeats Seat Belt Bill

The ND House of Representatives defeated HB 1335 in floor session today by a vote of 40 to 52. If passed, this law would have made the failure to wear a seat belt by any front seat passenger a primary offense. I don’t think anyone can reasonably say not wearing a seat belt is a

UPDATE: Senate Passes Two Anti-Abortion Bills, Mathern Amendment Backfires

The ND State Senate passed two anti-abortion bills in floor session on Monday. SB 2368 would forbid abortions with limited exceptions after 20 weeks of gestation, which is the timeframe at which a fetus can feel pain. The bill passed 30-17. UPDATE: Votes for SB 2368 were as follows: YEAS: (R) Andrist; Armstrong; Berry; Bowman;

NDSU Maintains Insufficient Records on Aircraft Usage

Most often bloggers, journalists, and citizens conduct open records requests to discover what antics and activities their government has been up to at the expense of the taxpayer. As we have seen here on SAB, the results of those inquiries can be very revealing, and very embarrassing for whichever agency or public official was the

Dorso Column: Balancing Property Tax Relief With Income Tax Relief

We now have two major tax initiatives in front of the legislature. SB2037 is the property tax relief bill proposed by the Governor which perpetuates the state’s buy-downs of local property taxes which have had very little effect on keeping property taxes down. Of course, supporters of the bill mightargue that without the general fund

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