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Rep. Mark Owens, a Republican from Grand Forks, argues in favor of his legislation to require just one license plate on North Dakota vehicles.

Video: After a Lengthy Debate ND House Votes Down Bill Requiring Just One Auto License Plate

Video: After a Lengthy Debate ND House Votes Down Bill Requiring Just One Auto License Plate

The North Dakota House of Representatives today took up HB1084, sponsored by Rep. Mark Owens of Grand Forks. The legislation, had it passed, would have ended the requirement for two license plates on North Dakota vehicles instead requiring just one. Unfortunately, despite a lengthy debate, it didn’t pass. You can watch video of the entire

North Dakota Department of Transportation Director Grant Levi holds up the new license plate that the department began issuing Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, during a press conference at DOT headquarters in Bismarck. Photo by Mike Nowatzki / Forum News Service

North Dakota Legislation Would Eliminate Need for a Front License Plate

Yesterday during while I was with my colleague Jay Thomas on WDAY he was griping about North Dakota’s requirement for a front license plate on cars. Jay is a bit of a car guy and doesn’t find the front plates to be aesthetically pleasing. Turns out state Rep. Mark Owens, a Republican from Grand Forks,

Video: North Dakota House Defeats Amendment Exempting E-Cigs From Tobacco Tax

Next week the House Judiciary Committee will be hearing testimony on three separate bills related to e-cigarettes, but lawmakers got a preview of that debate today when the Finance and Taxation Committee kicked out an amendment to HB1133 which sought to exempt e-cigarettes and related products from tobacco taxes. The original bill, introduced at the

Democrat Legislative Leader Corey Mock's Wife Runs For Office Outside Of District

Rep. Cory Mock is the Assistant Minority Leader in the North Dakota Legislature. He represents District 42 in the Grand Forks area. Rep. Mock’s wife, Jeannie Schultz-Mock, is seeking a seat on the Grand Forks City Council representing Ward 4. But Ward 4 (map here) isn’t in District 42 (map here). In September of last

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

ND House Votes Down Two Year Income Tax Moratorium, Passes New Wind Subsidies

When I was in Bismarck last week visiting the legislature a Republican member of the House took me aside and told me that the Republican majority would be voting down a lot of tax relief proposals this week and wondered if I might curtail criticism until we see what kind of tax relief is left