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State Officials: No Illegal Immigrants Being Placed In North Dakota So Far

State Officials: No Illegal Immigrants Being Placed In North Dakota So Far

America’s southern border is under siege from a surge of illegal immigrants, particularly children, seeking asylum here. In dealing with that crisis, the Obama administration has taken to placing illegal immigrants in American communities without providing specifics. Officials in Nebraska and Illinois have been dismayed to learn that hundreds of illegals have been placed in

Oil/Gas Tax Revenues Now 50 Percent Of North Dakota's Collections

Here are some eyebrow-raising numbers: According to recently released numbers from the North Dakota Tax Department, over half of all revenues in calendar  year 2013 came from oil and gas tax revenues. The state collected over $1.34 billion from the gas production tax and over $1.55 billion from the oil extraction tax. Together, those two taxes alone

North Dakota District Conventions: Districts 3, 5, 38, 40 and 26 Minot Area and Southeast ND 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. Note: As District Convention season gets into full swing, these posts will

Audio: Lawmaker Says Industrial Commission Needs To Bring "Special Places" Plan To The Legislature

Last week Rep. Roscoe Streyle (R-Minot) had a column here on SAB (also published in several newspapers around the state) in which he expressed opposition to the State Industrial Commisson’s plan for “special places” designations. Today I had Rep. Streyle on the radio to talk about why he opposes the plan. The audio is above.

Streyle Column: Dalrymple Should Oppose "Special Places" Designations In Bakken Oil Patch

North Dakota has a lot of great things going for it; one of the best run states, low unemployment rate, thousands of open jobs, rising incomes, 2nd largest oil producing state, rising tax revenues and an increasing population. So, why would the North Dakota Industrial Commission even consider putting all this at risk? More specifically,

Audio: Legislator Accuses Colleagues, Higher Ed Officials Of Plotting To Push Chancellor Shirvani Out

Rep. Bob Skarphol, a supporter of embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani and the chairman of the education subsection of the House Appropriations Committee, dropped a bombshell during a meeting of his committee today. He made accusations of a conspiracy among legislators and higher ed officials to undermine and to push Chancellor Hamid Shirvani out. It was

Video: Democrat Legislator Compares ND To North Korea, Iran For Opposing United Nations Gun Treaty

The North Dakota House today brought to the floor SCR4018, which expresses the sense of the North Dakota legislature that our federal government ought to oppose a new United Nations gun treaty out of fear that it would infringe upon the 2nd amendment rights of Americans. After the resolution’s introduction on the House floor, Democrat

North Dakota Senate: Yes To Guns In Church, No To Guns In Schools

It was a mixed bag for proponents of gun rights in the North Dakota Senate today. Six bills dealing with gun issues were considered by the Senators today, with three passing and three failing. You can watch the floor debate for all these bills here. Here’s what passed: HB1260 – Introduced by Rep. Karen Karls,

Guest Post: Legislator Doesn't See Any Truth To Charges Of Fraud Against Shirvani

In response to the theatrics that occurred in the House committee yesterday in which charges of fraud were alleged. I found the whole thing to be unprofessional, inappropriate and without merit. Anyone who listened to the NDUS CIO and Chancellor Shirvani’s response to the allegations couldn’t possibly find any merit to the charges. There has

North Dakota House Votes To Stop State Enforcement Of New Federal Gun Control Laws

This was much heated debate on the floor of the North Dakota House today over HB1183, introduced by Rep. Roscoe Streyle (R-Minot), which would prohibit the use of state resources to enforce any new federal gun control laws. Earlier today the House passed several laws easing up on concealed carry restrictions in the state –