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

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

Math-Challenged Democrats Call Republican Oil Tax Bill "Radical And Reckless" Based On Fraudulent Numbers

Because they apparently didn’t get a number that was shocking enough the first time they were grandstanding on this issue, North Dakota Democrats re-calculated the numbers (which in and of itself inspires no small amount of skepticism, their original figure was $596 million) and concluded that a Republican plan to restructure the state’s oil taxes

Cost Of Stipends And Waivers To Full-Time North Dakota College Students: $1,684

This week North Dakota’s universities will testify before the House Education Committee, chaired by outspoken higher education critic Rep. Bob Skarphol (R-Tioga). The civil war between the university presidents and Chancellor Hamid Shirvani has dominated the discussion over higher ed this legislative session, but looking at the information Rep. Skarphol asked the university presidents to

North Dakotans Shouldn't Have To Live In A Surveillance State

It got overshadowed a bit by a couple of victories on the pro-life front, but the cause of civil liberties and personal privacy took a big hit yesterday when the state Senate voted down a bill which would have required that law enforcement obtain a warrant before using surveillance drone technology in a criminal investigation.

Guest Post: North Dakota's Heart Beat Bill Is Constitutional

I apologize up front for the length of this piece. I have had many requests to lay out the constitutional framework for HB1456 also known as the Heartbeat Bill, but, as I said in my earlier piece on life there is a great deal of confusion and misinformation about the Supreme Court’s abortion decisions. Pro-abortion

Sequestered: Military Pulls Funding For Tuition Stipends

A reader sends along the email below which was sent out to Air Force members earlier today. As you can see, it cancels tuition assistance. It was clear that the Obama administration was going to work to make the sequester as painful as possible, and this is another example. Meanwhile, the federal government has advertised

Dorso Column: Back To Work

The legislative assembly is back to work after crossover. The first bills most chairman of standing committees schedule for hearing are those that should find nearly universal support in committee. These bills need to be acted on and reported to the floor so there is something to do during the daily floor sessions. More controversial

SBHE Student Member Distributes Documents Full Of "Disturbing" Allegations Against Chancellor Shirvani

Breaking news this afternoon is that the student member of the State Board of Higher Education, Sydney Hull, referred to “disturbing” allegations about embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani. What’s even more disturbing than what may or may not be in the allegations themselves (including alleged open meetings law violations, among other things) is the fact that

Shocker: President Obama Lied About Pay Cuts For Janitors And Security Guards

“Starting tomorrow, everybody here, cleaning the floors at the Capitol. They’re going to have less pay,” said President Obama whilst fear mongering about the looming sequester cuts. “The janitors, the security guards. They just got a pay cut. They’ve got to figure out how to manage that. That’s real.” Well, turns out it’s not real,

Every Single Democrat Ethics And Transparency Proposal Got A "Do Not Pass" Recommendation Yesterday

At the beginning of the legislative session Democrats introduced a raft of transparency and ethics laws. Some of what Democrats are proposing are very, very bad ideas that would do to facilitate partisan bickering, and hinder free speech, than promote ethics or transparency. HB1444, introduced by Rep. Gail Mooney, would require anyone proposing model legislation

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