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Republicans Object To Muslim Delivering Invocation To Legislature

Republicans Object To Muslim Delivering Invocation To Legislature

I usually don’t pay much attention to the invocations given before legislative floor sessions. From what I’ve observed, they invite a number of leaders across denominations to deliver an invocation each day as the lawmakers gavel in for floor work. I’ve seen everyone from Lutherans and Catholics to Native American leaders give the invocation. Yesterday

North Dakota District Conventions: Districts 6, 14, 23, and 24 Guide for Central, Northcentral, Northeast, and Southeast ND

This post is part of a continuing series highlighting the potential state legislative candidates from each district for their party’s nomination. For more information on this series, refer to the “SAB’s Guide To North Dakota District Conventions: A Government Of People Who Show Up” post. The Districts: 6, 14, 23, and 24 Click on a District number above for a map

NDSU Will Get To Keep Controversial Airplane Under Senate Version Of Aircraft Management Bill

After an interim study ordered in the last legislative session uncovered some questionable use of the state’s aircraft – most notably by North Dakota State University which, absurdly, owns an airplane funded by dollars from research grants – a bill was proposed in the current legislative session to manage the use of state aircraft through

Legislators Who Work For The University System Allowed To Double Dip And Take Liberties With Vacation Time

Previously, SAB reported Senator Tony Grindberg (R-Fargo) had collected more than his employment agreement authorized as the head of the NDSU Technology and Research Park while serving in the state leigslature. Now I can shed some light on other legislators who are allowed to double-dip on their higher ed pay while serving in the legislature.

North Dakota Senate Mid-Session Legislative Vote Ranking

Yesterday we published a ranking of North Dakota House members based on what we considered to be key votes from the first half of the session. Today we’re publishing the Senate version of that ranking. What you’ll notice, right off the bat, is that the House is a lot more conservative than the Senate. That

Legislators Friendly To Higher Ed Seek To Gut Power Of The State Auditor

Over the last couple of years the State Auditor Bob Peterson’s office has produced some very inconvenient reports for the university system. When the State Auditor was looking into the Dickinson State University “diploma mill” fiasco they pushed back against efforts by then-university system Chancellor Bill Goetz to limit the scope of the audit. Eventually