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ND Legislature Decides To Skip Studies Into Making North Dakota More Independent Of Federal Spending

ND Legislature Decides To Skip Studies Into Making North Dakota More Independent Of Federal Spending

There are a lot of reasons to like North Dakota’s fiscal picture, but one of the best reasons to like the surpluses the state is swimming in is the latitude they give state policy makers in looking at the role of federal funds in the state. Other states, with tighter budgets, don’t always have that

Senator Ray Holmberg Picked For Legislative Management Chair, House Republicans Not Happy

Even though a member of their own party got picked to serve as chairman of Legislative Management during the interim between sessions, House Republicans aren’t happy. Legislative Management is probably best described as a mini-legislature which is empowered to make many policy and spending decisions until the next time the full session is in session.

Despite Booming Economy, North Dakota Human Services Budget Breaks Record

North Dakota has one of the healthiest economies in the nation – the unemployment rate is the lowest in the nation, and personal incomes are growing the fastest in the nation – but you couldn’t tell that from the growth in the state’s Human Services budget. At the beginning of the legislative session I pointed

House Backtracks On Prohibiting Committee Video, But Removes Funding For The Project

In was one step forward and two steps back in the House today on the issue of transparency. Last week the House approved a version of the legislature’s budget which specifically prohibited the creation of an online video streaming/archiving system for legislative committee hearings. The state has – brand new to this session – an

The ND House Tackles A Batch Of Property Tax Bills

Yesterday the state House addressed a slew of property tax bills (a full summary of the bills and outcomes below), including Governor Jack Dalrymple’s supposed “property tax relief” bill, which I thought was aptly characterized in this Grand Forks Herald headline: The Governor’s property tax relief isn’t really tax relief at all. Not when spending

Resolution Seeks To Study Ways To Make North Dakota More Independent Of The Federal Government

HCR3038 has just been introduced by Rep. Rick Becker, and a group of other legislators, to study ways to move North Dakota towards greater independence from the federal government. From the resolution: That the Legislative Management study the statutory and regulatory requirements placed on North Dakota state government agencies by United States government agencies as

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

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