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ND House Votes Down Minimum Wage Increase

ND House Votes Down Minimum Wage Increase

Rep. Steve Zaiser introduced HB1414 which would have mandated annual increases in North Dakota’s minimum wage indexed to inflation as calculated by North Dakota State University. It was debated on the floor of the House today and voted down by a 24 – 70 vote. Here’s video of the floor debate. Zaiser and fellow Democrat

Should North Dakota Allow Earlier Sunday Openings?

The Sunday closing law is a fascinating one because a lot of the support and opposition to it. Rep. Rick Becker has introduced HB1437 which doesn’t mandate an end to Sunday closing laws but rather gives local government the option of allowing businesses to be open (this is different from HB1367 introduced by Rep. Randy

Law Enforcement, Higher Ed Oppose Drone Bill

Rep. Rick Becker is sponsoring HB1373, which would regulate the use of surveillance drones in North Dakota by requiring that law enforcement get a warrant before using them as part of a criminal investigation. The bill got a hearing before the Judiciary Committee today where law enforcement and higher education officials showed up to oppose

In The Legislature Today: Property Tax Reforms And Drone Regulation

I posted earlier today about the reduction in the state sales tax proposed by Rep. Rick Becker which will be heard before the House Finance and Tax Committee. Here are some other bills also being heard today: HB1199, introduced by Rep. Jeff Delzer, would require that cities, counties and school districts pass their budget and

ND House Tax Committee To Hear Bill Reducing The State Sales Tax

There are a ton of tax proposals being considered by the North Dakota legislature this session. From property taxes to the income tax, there are a lot of ideas floating around about how to give taxpayers at least some of their money back out of the windfall in revenues the state government is enjoying. Today

Legislation Introduced Today Addresses Minimum Wage, Divorce Waiting Periods, Drones And Firearm Confiscations

Lots of interesting new bills introduced in the state legislature today. Here’s a run down of a few that caught my eye: Department of Labor HB1369, introduced by Rep. Kathy Hawken, would re-name North Dakota’s Department of Labor to the Department of Labor and Human Rights. Can you say “mission creep?” Drones HB1373, introduced by

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