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Mark Johnson: Claims From Democrats to the Contrary, Al Carlson Doesn’t Command North Dakota’s State House

Mark Johnson: Claims From Democrats to the Contrary, Al Carlson Doesn’t Command North Dakota’s State House

As a Political Scientist who has extensively studied the North Dakota Legislature, I have to take exception to a claim that I see frequently in campaign literature, letters to the editor, and even blog comments and posts.  Despite popular opinion, the evidence clearly does not support the notion that Majority Leader Al Carlson (Fargo) “commands”

North Dakota Goes From Top 10 Conservative To Top 10 Moderate In Poll

Is North Dakota moving to the left? I’m not sure you could say that based on recent election results. In 2014 all Democrats could do against a Republican supermajority which has lasted for more than a generation now is a net 1 seat pickup in the Legislature. Even the most resounding victory Democrats have enjoyed

Proposed Reforms To Property Taxes Look Pretty Good

Next year will bring with it another session of the North Dakota Legislature, and another debate over property tax reform. Governor Jack Dalrymple has created a property tax task force (to the chagrin of some in the Legislature who feel it is duplicative of their own work) and it seems they’re getting close to solidifying

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