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Will Measure 5 Supporters Be Filing Criminal Charges Against Themselves?

Will Measure 5 Supporters Be Filing Criminal Charges Against Themselves?

Last week the North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife, and Parks (the proponents of Measure 5) filed a complaint with the Secretary of State’s office over advertising by the American Petroleum Institute which didn’t have the complete, legally-required campaign disclosure on it. And they’re right. State law requires that all political advertising “must disclose on

Men In Television Ads Say They Were Exploited By Measure 5 Supporters

Yesterday I wrote a post about a gentleman from Devils Lake named Clint Devier. Clint is an avid outdoorsman and had participated in an ad campaign for the North Dakota Tourism Department promoting North Dakota. Unfortunately, video of him was used by the North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks to promote Measure 5

Unscrupulous Again: Measure 5 Proponents Caught Using Illegal Polling Practices

In the 2012 election cycle the proponents of a constitutional ballot measure to create a conservation fund saw their signature collection effort fail when petitioners they hired – mostly NDSU football players – were caught forging tens of thousands of signatures. In the current election cycle the conservationists, backing another measure, claimed that they’d be

Opponents: Conservation Measure Would Create The 6th Largest State Agency

Measure 5 on the November ballot would create a section of the North Dakota constitution diverting a big chunk of the state’s oil tax revenues into a conservation fund. It would also mandate that 75 percent of that fund be spent every year. Given that North Dakota is now the second largest producer of oil

Val Wagner: Conservation Measure Is A Wolf In Geese Clothing

November is sneaking up on us…which means that it’s time to start thinking about what’s going to happen at the ballot box. And, let me tell you, as a North Dakotan, there’s a few things that have me concerned. Let me take a minute to explain to you one of my largest concerns: The “Clean

Surprise: Conservation Measure Supporters Understated Cost By 75 Percent

If you were one of the North Dakotans approached by the supposedly “volunteer” signature collectors for the conservation measure (these “volunteers” were so expensive the group backing the measure spent at least $8 per signature collected), you were probably told that the measure would divert only a tiny amount of state tax revenues into a

Is North Dakota Getting Carried Away With The Ballot Measures?

Currently Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s office is reviewing signatures submitted by three ballot measure committees. If there are enough valid signatures, those three measures will join five already on the ballot bringing the total number of measures voters will be considering in November to eight. That’s more than any of the last 15 statewide

If Conservationists Say They Didn't Use Paid Petitioners, They're Lying

Yesterday a SAB reader contacted me to say he heard a report on the radio indicating that the North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks are claiming they didn’t use paid petitioners to gather signatures for a conservation measure that would divert billions in oil tax revenues to conservation projects over its lifetime. Sure

Conservationists Spent More Than $8 Per Petition Signature

The conservation activists backing a ballot measure to divert hundreds of millions of dollars in oil tax revenues (billions over the measure’s 25 year lifespan) into a conservation fund with mandated spending turned in their signatures yesterday. And they turned in a lot. Over 41,000 according to their press release, when just less than 27,000

Conservationists Spend Almost $900,000 Collecting Over 41,000 Signatures For Ballot Measure

According to a press release sent out by North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks, that coalition of conservation and environmental groups has just dumped over 41,000 signatures on the Secretary of State in support of their ballot measure. The measure, if approved for the ballot and passed in November, would diver hundreds of