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In Arguing for an Ethics Commission Former Democratic Lawmaker Embarrasses Himself

In Arguing for an Ethics Commission Former Democratic Lawmaker Embarrasses Himself

Former state Rep. Ed Gruchalla has a letter to the Fargo Forum today which is one of the most repugnant things I’ve ever seen a politician say or write publicly. And I’m writing that in the age of Trump. Gruchalla, a Democrat and retired law enforcement officer, was cast out of office by voters in 2014.

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North Dakota Lawmakers Have Racked Up Seven Alcohol-Related Traffic Violations In The Last Decade

News this morning is that Minot lawmaker Roger Brabandt, a Republican who represents District 5 in the state House, has pleaded guilty to DUI after hitting a car and a tree with his 2008 Impalla back in December. His BAC level, according to the Minot Daily News, was .195 percent. The legal limit is .08.

Becker, Burgum But Not Stenehjem Sign Pledge Not To Raise Taxes Or User Fees

According to a press release which just dropped in my inbox this morning, a group of conservative NDGOP district chairs asked the candidates for the party’s gubernatorial endorsement to sign a pledge not to raise taxes or user fees. Two of the candidates – state Rep. Rick Becker and Fargo businessman Doug Burgum – signed

Hundreds Of Activists Pack Republican District Conventions Across North Dakota

In his column today Mike Jacobs alludes to some interesting outcomes for Republican legislative races in three districts across the state: In District 28, William Kretschmar—a long-serving member of the North Dakota House—was defeated. He’s regarded as too tolerant on social issues. Likewise in District 36, Alan Fehr lost to a candidate who presented himself

Senator Joe Miller Stepping Down May Set Up Nomination Fight In District 10

Republican tate Senator Joe Miller of Park River, who represents District 10 in the northeast part of the state, announced that he won’t be seeking re-election in 2016. Miller has served in the Senate since first getting elected to public office in 2008. You can read this press release below. What’s interesting is that the

Legislature Sends Corporate Farming Ban Rollback To Governor For Signature

With little fanfare today the Senate concurred to and then passed the House version of a rollback to the state’s corporate farming ban. Dairy and swine farms, both in heavy decline in the state, will now be able to incorporate and enjoy capital from investors who aren’t necessarily related by blood (the state’s current ban

Senator Accuses House Lawmakers Of "Fouling The Pool" With Records Requests

SB2222 is a bill introduced by Senator Tim Flakoll, a Republican from Fargo and employee of the North Dakota University System. In its original form the bill would have made public records requests from lawmakers made through Legislative Council an open record (currently lawmakers enjoy anonymity), and it also would have put a $5,000 cap