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Former Democratic state Senator Mac Schneider, pictured here in 2015 with state Rep. Corey Mock looking on.

There Is No Version of Reality in Which a $600 Million Tax Hike Is Really a Tax Cut

There Is No Version of Reality in Which a $600 Million Tax Hike Is Really a Tax Cut

Democrats really, really want “Republicans cut taxes for big oil” to be a viable part of their political platform heading into the 2018 election cycle. The big obstacle they face is that it isn’t a true statement. What they’re hoping is that if they just keep repeating the claim, over and over again, the public

Senate Minority Leader, Mac Schneider, and Rep. Kylie Oversen welcome Gov. Jack Dalrymple before the State of The State Address on Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015, at the State Capitol in Bismarck, N.D. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)

National Political Trends Do Not Entirely Explain Why North Dakota Democrats Lost

On election night North Dakota’s Democrats got slaughtered. They didn’t have a statewide candidate – up to and including Hillary Clinton – crack 30 percent on the statewide ballot. To put that in context President Barack Obama – not exactly a favorite in the Peace Garden State – got 38 percent of the vote in

Senate Minority Leader, Mac Schneider, and Rep. Kylie Oversen welcome Gov. Jack Dalrymple before the State of The State Address on Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015, at the State Capitol in Bismarck, N.D. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)

UPDATED: Democrats, University of North Dakota Seek Digital Safe Space for Students to Protect Them From Republicans

Back during the 2014 election cycle North Dakota Democrats engaged in some rank political grandstanding, claiming that a Republican-aligned marketing firm had somehow violated the law by obtaining a directory of student email addresses from the North Dakota University System through an open records request and then sending messages to those accounts. The Democrats –

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple, left, announces on 7-13-2016 his decision to call for a special legislative session for Aug. 2, 2016 from Memorial Hall in the state Capitol in Bismarck, North Dakota. In the background is House Majority Leader Al Carlson, R-Fargo, left, and Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson. (Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune)

Democrats May Introduce Bill to Raise Oil Tax During Special Session

On Tuesday next week North Dakota lawmakers will convene in Bismarck for a special session called earlier this month by Governor Jack Dalrymple. The proceedings will kick off with an address from Dalrymple at 9:30am, at which point he’ll apparently lay out what his specific priorities are for fixing the budget shortfall which necessitated the

House Minority Leader Kenton Onstad speaks at the capitol in Bismarck as Senator Mac Schneider, right, looks on.

Democrats Offer “Responsible Alternative” to Special Session Bill They Haven’t Even Seen Yet

The Democrats have announced that they will be announcing a “reasonable alternative” to the Republican plan for the special session Governor Jack Dalrymple called next month. That would be a “reasonable alternative” to something the Republicans haven’t even made public yet. If you needed evidence that North Dakota’s thoroughly-marginalized and mostly irrelevant Democrats are interested

Senate Minority Leader, Mac Schneider, and Assistant House Minority Leader, Corey Mock, welcome their constituents before the State of The State Address on Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015, at the State Capitol in Bismarck, N.D. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)

Democrat Minority Leader Mac Schneider: I’m Right About Oil Taxes in an Alternate Version of Reality

Last week I called out Senator Mac Schneider and Rep. Kenton Onstad for a wildly inaccurate claim they made in a newspaper column, which is that Republican-backed oil tax reform was costing the state $11 million per month in revenues. Here’s a direct quote from what they wrote: “The oil extraction tax cut, ramrodded through

House Minority Leader Kenton Onstad speaks at the capitol in Bismarck as Senator Mac Schneider, right, looks on.

North Dakota Democrats Spread Wildly Inaccurate Information About Oil Tax Collections

Yesterday Governor Jack Dalrymple announced that he would be calling state lawmakers back to Bismarck for a special session to run from August 2-4. This move has prompted a lot of criticism of Republican handling of budget issues, some of it fair and some of it not so fair. One consistent talking point I’ve heard

Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider speaks at the state capitol in Bismarck. House Minority Leader Kenton Onstad stands to the left, while Senator Joan Heckaman looks on from the right.

North Dakota Democrats Think You’re Not Paying Enough in Taxes

The drift of North Dakota’s Democrats into political irrelevance often gets blamed on how far left their national party has gone. It’s hard to win elections in North Dakota when your fellow Democrats nationally are advancing (as one example) a federal regulatory regime which would be devastating for North Dakota’s primary industries. But there is

Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider, left, and state Rep. Kylie Oversen, right. The latter serves as the chairwoman of the North Dakota Democratic Party.

Democratic Party Chairwoman, Senate Minority Leader Almost Failed to Make General Election Ballot

Last week, after the primary vote, I noted that so many Democrats had crossed over to vote on the Republican ticket for gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum that it actually put a long list of Democratic state lawmakers at risk of not making the general election ballot. Section 16.1-11-36 of the North Dakota Century Code states

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