Tag Archives: Richard Marcellais

Kudos to Governor Doug Burgum for Displaying Tribal Flags

Kudos to Governor Doug Burgum for Displaying Tribal Flags

I meant to write about this yesterday, but one of the best moments of Governor Doug Burgum’s State of the State address to lawmakers was his  decision to announce that his office will be displaying the flags of North Dakota’s Native American tribes. “Gov. Doug Burgum’s announcement that his office would display the flags of

Audio: Tribal Leader on Carlson’s Casino Bill: “I’ll Never Try to Explain Exactly What He’s Thinking in His Head”

Last week House Majority Leader Al Carlson dropped a bit of a bombshell on state politics. He announced a proposed constitutional amendment which would allow the state government to operate up to a half dozen casinos. The state already has five casinos operated by tribal governments in Indian country, in addition to a limited amount

Senate Votes Down Bill Which Would Have Allowed Display of Tribal Flags at the North Dakota Capitol

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a newspaper column pointing out a couple of bills which lawmakers could pass to help ease some tensions with our state’s tribal communities after the bruising fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline. One was SB2286 introduced by state Sen. Richard Marcellais, a Democrat from Belcourt and member of

North Dakota District Conventions: Districts 9, 10 and 15 Rolette, Cavalier, Pembina, Towner and Ramsey County Area Guide

This post is part of a continuing series highlighting the potential state legislative candidates from each district for their party’s nomination. For more information on this series, refer to the “SAB’s Guide To North Dakota District Conventions: A Government Of People Who Show Up” post. The Districts: 9, 10 and 15 Click on a District number above for

North Dakota Senate Mid-Session Legislative Vote Ranking

Yesterday we published a ranking of North Dakota House members based on what we considered to be key votes from the first half of the session. Today we’re publishing the Senate version of that ranking. What you’ll notice, right off the bat, is that the House is a lot more conservative than the Senate. That