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Kylie Oversen Ought Not Lecture Us About Integrity

Kylie Oversen Ought Not Lecture Us About Integrity

The North Dakota Democrat Party is currently being run by children, as evidenced by the fact that the party thinks a 20 minute profane polemic from John Oliver is a foundation they can build on for political success. Rep. Kylie Oversen, a twenty-something still attending college in Grand Forks when she’s not acting as the

North Dakota Democrats Caught Being Big, Giant Hypocrites About Public Data

Over at Watchdog today I write about something a reader tipped me off to. He noticed that his North Dakota bow hunting license was addressed to him with the same typo in his name as a Pheasants Forever mailing. It turns out, when you purchase a hunting or fishing license in the state, your personal

North Dakota Republican Says He Was Outed As Gay By Democrats

Update:  I’ve spoken to Rep. Boehning and have more on this story here. Apparently Rep. Randy Boehning, a Republican from Fargo, is gay. I’d heard whispers about this in the past, and greeted them with ambivalence. It honestly doesn’t matter to me who a politician is involved with romantically unless it’s a) illegal or b)

On Television: Early Childhood Education Or Daycare?

On my weekly segment with Chris Berg last night on 6:30 Point of View we talked about the vote on the early childhood education bill yesterday in the House. Supporters of the bill keep dressing it up as academics – and they’re winning, because the bill passed though with diminished scope – but it’s hard

If Discrimination Isn't A North Dakota Value, Why Does Anti-Discrimination Bill Allow It?

“Discrimination is not a North Dakota value,” states an opinion column published in the Grand Forks Herald today and written by Rep. Josh Boschee and Senator Carolyn Nelson. But if that statement is true, why does the legislation they’re touting provide exemptions for some forms of discrimination? Both are Democrats from Fargo and the prime sponsors

Election Day Criminal Complaint Filed By ND Democrats Results In No Charges

Democrats and left-wing activists making wild legal accusations before election day, which ultimately get rejected after election day, has become something of a tradition in North Dakota. During the 2012 election cycle it was a lawsuit, filed by a group of environmental activists and touted during their campaigns by Democrats on the statewide ballot like Pam

Video: ND House Defeats Minimum Wage Increase For Tipped Workers

HB1438 would have raised the minimum wage for tipped workers over the course of several years to be on-par with the minimum wage for non-tipped workers over the course of several years. It was introduced by Rep. Josh Boschee (D-Fargo), and came to the House floor today after getting an 11-4 “do not pass” recommendation

Democrats Push Bill To Raise Minimum Wage For Tipped Workers

One general exception to minimum wage laws are so-called tipped workers. People like waiters and delivery drivers who make a great deal of their earnings from tips. Employers face a much lower minimum wage mandate for these workers, but a group of Democrat lawmakers (and one Republican) want to change that. HB1438, introduced by Rep.

North Dakota Democrats Introduce Bill Banning Discrimination Against Gay/Transgendered

A bill to make discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity is before the North Dakota legislature again. The bill is SB2279, introduced by Senator Carolyn Nelson. It appears to be a duplicate of SB2252 from the 2013 legislative session. That bill had Republican backing in the state House from Rep.

Democrats Won't Say If They've Requested Student Data For Political Purposes

We’re in the “red zone” for the election year, with early voting having commenced and election day just a few weeks away, and for some reason Democrats have decided to make an open records request by a Republican-aligned marketing firm for student data that is public record a really big issue. At issue is Odney Advertising head