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Opponents and proponents of Measure 1 debate the proposal's efficacy at a Ch amber of Commerce event earlier this year.

State Auditor Josh Gallion: Oppose Measure 1

State Auditor Josh Gallion: Oppose Measure 1

This guest post was submitted by state Auditor Josh Gallion I love North Dakota, our values, down to earth common-sense culture, and yes, even the weather.  Our founders established North Dakota with a constitution that allows up to 12 statewide elected officials who have limited authority and are directly accountable to the citizens.  This unique

FILE -- Stephen K. Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, at the Capitol Hill townhouse where he lives part-time and runs Breitbart News, in Washington, Sept. 8, 2017. Bannon is forming a group in 2018 to try to sell voters on a midterm message that they should support Republicans to defend the Trump agenda and save the president from impeachment. (Lexey Swall/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Podcast: Stephen Bannon Says Republicans Have “Broken the Back of This Blue Wave”

Former Trump campaign manager and chief strategist Stephen Bannon was on the radio show to talk about the midterms. Asked about recent polling showing Senator Heidi Heitkamp with a 16 point deficit to challenger Congressman Kevin Cramer, Bannon says the Kavanaugh fight made “the Trump base wake up to the importance of the moment.” He

Governor Doug Burgum

Read It: State Auditor Report Says Burgum Administration Has Misused State Aircraft

Earlier this year news broke that Auditor Josh Gallion was reviewing Governor Doug Burgum’s administration’s use of state aircraft. This has earned Gallion some attacks in the press and elsewhere, yet some preliminary reports (such as Lt. Governor Brent Sanford being flown across the state for a coin flip) sure seemed to indicate that there

Podcast: Tax Commissioner Defends Income Tax Cuts, Lawmaker Says Governor’s Office Audit Is a “Witch Hunt”

Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger was on the radio show today and responded to a Grand Forks Herald editorial suggesting the state had gone too far in cutting income taxes. The editorial suggested that successive cuts to income tax rates starting during the 2009 session have narrowed the state’s tax base making us more dependent on

Josh Gallion, center, accepts the endorsement for state auditor at the North Dakota GOP Convention in Fargo on Sunday, April 3, 2016. Rick Abbott / The Forum

Don’t Attack the State Auditor for Doing His Job

Rep. Roscoe Streyle, a Republican member of the North Dakota Legislature from Minot, has ripped Auditor Josh Gallion in a letter to the editor. Gallion’s sin? Launching a review of travel expenses in Governor Doug Burgum’s office. “I don’t use this term lightly, but this is clearly a witch hunt,” Streyle claims. That’s not the

Gov. Doug Burgum speaks at a ceremony at the Alerus Center to welcome home members of the North Dakota National Guard. (Herald photo/Sam Easter)

Flying the Lt. Governor Across the State for a Coin Flip Sure Seems Like a Cavalier Use of Taxpayer Resources

Last year Governor Doug Burgum found himself mired in criticism from my self and others stemming from his decision to accept a roughly $40,000 trip to the Super Bowl paid for by Xcel Energy, one of the largest utilities operating in our state (Burgum paid his own travel expenses and ultimately reimbursed Xcel for the

Josh Gallion, center, accepts the endorsement for state auditor at the North Dakota GOP Convention in Fargo on Sunday, April 3, 2016. Rick Abbott / The Forum

Auditor Josh Gallion Deserves Praise for Initiating Review of Governor’s Office After Super Bowl Controversy

Doing the right thing, even though it’s not a politically advantageous thing, is a rare quality in politics. So let’s give North Dakota Auditor Josh Gallion, a Republican elected in 2016, some credit for initiating a review of Governor Doug Burgum’s use of taxpayer resources after controversy over his travel to the Super Bowl. Burgum

Democrat Announces Campaign for North Dakota’s Public Service Commission

A Democrat from central North Dakota has announced – way, way early – that he’s seeking a seat on the Public Service Commission. Casey Buchmann is from Washburn. He ran for the state House in 2016 in District 8 and earned just over 12 percent of the vote, coming in third among four candidates. He says

Roland Riemers, left, is the Libertarian Party candidate for Auditor. Josh Gallion, right, is the Republican candidate.

Audio: Libertarian, Republican Auditor Candidates Disagree on the Size of the Office They’re Running For

Yesterday I hosted debate among the candidates for state Auditor. Long-time Republican incumbent Bob Peterson is retiring, and in November voters will pick a replacement. Josh Gallion is the Republican candidate. Roland Riemers is the Libertarian candidate. Democrats didn’t nominate a candidate for this race. You can listen to the full discussion below, which ended

Josh Gallion Wins Auditor Endorsement From NDGOP Convention

“Josh Gallion’s campaign is brought to you by the letters P, S, and C,” a delegate texted to me during the voting on the Auditor race between Gallion and former Bismarck Tribune publisher Brian Kroshus. Gallion is currently an accountant at the Public Service Commission, and enjoyed strong backing from the commissioners there (thus the delegate’s