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House Shoots Down State Rail Inspectors: "Every Derailment Threatens Our Entire Oil Industry"

House Shoots Down State Rail Inspectors: "Every Derailment Threatens Our Entire Oil Industry"

Normally you wouldn’t think the budget for North Dakota’s Public Service Commission would be a likely candidate for heated and protracted debate in the Legislature, but that was the case this morning. A House committee removed language in the PSC budget – SB2008 – which would have funded two state rail inspectors and one supervisor

Lawmakers Send Bill Requiring Special Elections For US Senate Vacancies To Governor

The rumor in North Dakota political circles is that U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp wants to return to North Dakota to run for governor in 2016. Confirming how much truth in that rumor is the furious opposition to HB1181 from Democrats in the North Dakota legislature. That bill, introduced by Rep. Roscoe Streyle (R-Minot) would change

Student Body President: UND Tried To Hide Tuition Hikes From Legislature

If there is one area of policy that causes more rancor in the increasingly cold relationship between the Legislature and the North Dakota University System it is tuition. Many of the actions lawmakers have taken in recent years, up to and including an effort to take the control over tuition away from the universities, is

Hoeven On Filling Senate Vacancies: "I'm Always Good With Going To The People"

Rep. Roscoe Streyle set off something of a firestorm with legislation that would change how North Dakota would fill vacancies in its representation in the U.S. Senate. Currently the U.S. Constitution requires that House vacancies be filled by a special election, but because Senators used to be picked by the state governments (up until the

North Dakota House Takes Lawyers, Auditors Away From The University System

Over the last several months the North Dakota University System has had a nasty situation involving one of their former top lawyers, compliance officer Kirsten Franzen, and their former top auditor, Timothy Carlson. I say former for each because they were both fired. Carlson for allegedly lying on his resume to get hired, and Franzen

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Video: Democrat Attempts "Gotcha" Moment On State House Floor, Fails Miserably

Democrats have been irate over a bill – HB1181 introduced by Rep. Roscoe Streyle (R-Minot) – which changes how North Dakota fills vacancies in its U.S. Senate seats. Currently those are filled by gubernatorial appointment. The bill would require a special election. This makes Democrats angry because Senator Heidi Heitkamp isn’t ruling out a run

Streyle, Holmberg, Rohr: Senate Vacancies Bill Not About Politics

This was submitted by Rep. Roscoe Streyle of Minot, Rep. Karen Rohr of Mandan, and Senator Ray Holmberg of Grand Forks. Critics miss the mark when they assign motive to the sponsors of the legislation (HB1181) to change North Dakota’s method for filling U.S. Senate vacancies. While there is no doubt that the decision to forward this

When The Policy Is Good, The Motivations Are Irrelevant

The Grand Forks Herald today takes aim at HB1181, introduced by Rep. Roscoe Streyle (R-Minot), which was the subject of a heated hearing before the House Government and Veterans Affairs Committee earlier this week. “Streyle’s wrong about the “very simple” reason he ascribes — namely, his and his party’s supposedly deep desire to let North Dakota voters

Video: Democrats Are Really, Really Angry About Senate Vacancies Bill

It’s remarkable how riled up North Dakota Democrats are about legislation which would change how the state fills Senate vacancies. Rep. Roscoe Streyle (R-Minot) has introduced legislation to fill vacancies in the state’s U.S. Senate seats with special elections rather than gubernatorial appointments. It’s sound reform given some of the recent shenanigans we’ve seen with

Ouch: Online Poll Not Looking Good For Heidi Heitkamp Run In 2016

Senator Heidi Heitkamp refused to rule out running for governor in 2016. She made the comments while getting in a dig at Rep. Roscoe Streyle’s bill to modify how the state fills vacancies in its federal delegation (under current law if Heitkamp won in 2016 she’d get to appoint her own replacement). “[T]here wasn’t much