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Plain Talk Podcast: ND United Keeping Options Open for Lawsuit Over Mistake in Allocations to Constitutional Funds

Plain Talk Podcast: ND United Keeping Options Open for Lawsuit Over Mistake in Allocations to Constitutional Funds

Could the state of North Dakota be sued over a mistake in how oil tax revenues were allocated to certain constitutional funds? On this episode of Plain Talk the head of North Dakota’s combined teacher and public worker unions, Nick Archuleta of North Dakota United, says that’s something he and his group like like to

Antifascists demonstrate in Portland, Ore., where a rally organized by the far-right Patriot Prayer group was met by a large counterprotest, Aug. 4, 2018. Skirmishes broke out through the afternoon, and Portland police were out in force, moving first to break up some groups of counterprotesters, using flash-bang grenades and pepper spray. (Hilary Swift/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Influential Antifa Leader Has Ties to North Dakota Group

A report out from the Daily Caller identifies a man named Jose Alcoff as an organizer of often violent and unlawful left wing protests, including the “occupy” movement and the “Smash DC” protesters who have harassed right-wing figures like Tucker Carlson. “The Daily Caller News Foundation has determined that an influential Antifa leader uses aliases

Crews work at an oil well site near Williston, N.D., on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

Democrat-Backed Measure to Raise Oil Taxes Gets Chilly Reception Even From Left Wing Allies

About a week ago North Dakota Democrats – specifically current state Senator Merrill Piepkorn and former state Rep. Ed Gruchalla – announced a ballot measure effort to raise North Dakota’s oil tax. Democrats have long been unhappy with reforms passed in 2015 which eliminated a massive exemption from the extraction tax triggered by low prices

Nick Archuleta

In Deleted Tweet Head of North Dakota Education/Public Worker Group Calls Trump a “Racist” and “Liar”

North Dakota United is an umbrella organization for the state’s combined teacher and public worker unions. Nick Archuleta is the head of that group, and in a now-deleted tweet he referred to President Donald Trump as a liar and a racist: This isn’t the first time Archuleta has gone after Trump on Twitter. This January

Wayne Stenehjem at the UND law school. Jesse Trelstad/ Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota Teacher/Public Workers Union Endorses Stenehjem Over Burgum

North Dakota United is the combined teacher and public workers union in our state. Their leadership is extremely left wing, and you really have to wonder why they’d bother to endorse a candidate in a Republican primary. But they have, announcing today that they choose Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem over Fargo businessman Doug Burgum and

When A 3 Percent Pay Raise For Public Employees Somehow Becomes A Pay Cut

I had some business/family stuff to attend to yesterday so I mostly missed the floor sessions in the legislature, but I had to comment on this because it’s pretty absurd. The Senate Appropriations Committee has, prudently, begun to pare down spending bills because the state is facing billions of dollars worth of revenue uncertainties thanks

North Dakota Public Worker/Teacher Unions Show Solidarity With…Planned Parenthood?

North Dakota United is a group formed by the state’s two largest unions: The teachers and the public workers. The group claims to represent over 11,000 people, and describes itself on its website as a “professional organization.” You’d think, from the way they describe themselves, that they mostly concern themselves with professional development and advocacy

Possibility Of Vouchers Is Only Reason To Support Early Childhood Education

Very often lobbyists representing educator groups or unions are accused of being more concerned with policy that benefits educators as opposed to policy which benefits students. I think that truism manifested itself yesterday during a committee hearing over SB2151 which would create a state early childhood education program. But what’s interesting about the bill is

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