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NDGOP: Voters Should Be Proud We Can Spend Like Democrats

NDGOP: Voters Should Be Proud We Can Spend Like Democrats

Fresh on the heels of House Majority Leader Al Carlson and Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner’s column in The Grand Forks Herald yesterday, equating the compassion of the NDGOP with money spent by the Legislative Assembly they control, comes a report issued by the Governor’s Office and Legislative leadership equating the success of the 63rd

North Dakota Senate End-of-Session Legislative Vote Ranking

Earlier we posted the end-of-session vote rankings for the ND House of Representatives for the 63rd Legislative Assembly. We learned that, even in this the more conservative of the two chambers, alignment of the purported Republican super majority with the conservative values the party supposedly cherishes is far from reality. This is not overly surprising

North Dakota House End-of-Session Legislative Vote Ranking

As you may recall, we at SAB scored the Legislative Assembly based on their voting record at the crossover earlier this session. When Rob and I first set out to track legislative voting trends in the House and Senate at crossover, we were primarily doing so out of our own curiosity on one hand, and

Legislative Vote Ranking: By The Issues

When Rob and I embarked on this little project (which, like any “little project”, had a bit more work involved than expected) to track legislative voting trends in the House and Senate, we quite honestly saw it as a way to pique our own curiosities as to what direction the session was headed. We did

Question of the Week: It's Almost Halftime, How Has the Legislature Been Playing?

This week marks the “two minute warning” before the end of the first half of play in the 63rd Legislative Assembly. Friday, March 1st marks crossover, when all bills introduced in one chamber of the Legislature must either be voted down or, if approved, be given to the other chamber. The Legislators will then retire

ND Senate Proposes Property Tax Elimination Study

Senator Dwight Cook (R), District 34, has filed SCR 4021 late Friday before the Legislature convened for the week. Co-sponsored by Sens Tom Campbell and Rich Wardner, and Reps Wes Belter, Craig Headland, and Majority Leader Al Carlson; SCR 4021 would if passed and accepted by Legislative Management as a study: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT

Interview: ND Superintendent Wants To Find Ways To Get The Feds Out Of State Education

Earlier this week North Dakota Superintendent of Public Schools Kirsten Baesler contacted me about SCR4012 which she and Senator Howard Anderson have been working on. The resolution calls for a study into the ways the federal government is involved in education policy in North Dakota with a specific aim toward getting the federal government less

NDGOP Disappoints on Sunday Opening

The North Dakota House of Representatives defeated a bill on Wednesday, sponsored by Rep. Rick Becker of Bismarck, that would have empowered local governments to decide if allowing retail businesses to open on Sunday morning was the right thing for their community. The bill was HB 1437, and added the following key language to Century

Question Of The Week: Will North Dakota Get Higher Ed Reform?

Today we introduce a new feature on SAB… Question of the Week. Weekly we will pose a question on a current event, and allow you readers to take the discussion from there with your posts. We are quite confident you won’t be bashful in offering up your thoughts. During the interim legislative session, there was

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