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SAB Makes Top 100 Conservative Blogs Again

SAB Makes Top 100 Conservative Blogs Again

The latest rankings from RedFlagNews.com are out, and I’m happy to say that SAB is once again ranked in the top 100 for American conservative political blogs. We’ve made this ranking before, and we moved up a slot this time around from 89 to 88. As always, given some of the other websites on the

Light Posting Open Thread

I’ll hitting the road this weekend. I’ll be in Dallas, TX this weekend attending Freedom Works’ BlogCon event. It should be a good time, and they’ve even invited me to sit on a panel discussing local blogging. Using the online medium to facilitate reporting, information sharing and discussion is something I’m passionate about, but it’s

North Dakota Senate End-of-Session Legislative Vote Ranking

Earlier we posted the end-of-session vote rankings for the ND House of Representatives for the 63rd Legislative Assembly. We learned that, even in this the more conservative of the two chambers, alignment of the purported Republican super majority with the conservative values the party supposedly cherishes is far from reality. This is not overly surprising

North Dakota House End-of-Session Legislative Vote Ranking

As you may recall, we at SAB scored the Legislative Assembly based on their voting record at the crossover earlier this session. When Rob and I first set out to track legislative voting trends in the House and Senate at crossover, we were primarily doing so out of our own curiosity on one hand, and

Dorso Column: North Dakota Is Going Down A Bad Road On Property Taxes

The legislative session is over. As usual the governor and the legislative leaders have press conferences and issue press releases that extol the effort that was put forth for the citizens of North Dakota. I know how that works as I did the same thing over a decade ago. The reality is that as you

Dorso Column: Eliminate The Income Tax, Not The Property Tax

I have to admit I am totally perplexed by the logic of some of the SAB readers. On the one hand you are so conservative that you feel most of the Republicans legislators are RINOs. On the other hand you think that a measure eliminating the property tax is a good solution. Some of you

Earth Harvest Mills, Recipient Of More Than $12 Million In State/Federal Subsidies, Faces Insolvency Charges

The North Dakota Public Service Commission has filed insolvency proceedings against Earth Harvest Mills, an organic grains company based in Harvey North Dakota, after a customer filed a complaint over a $26,000 unpaid grain claim. “We’re at a point where we are cannot in good conscience let this continue,” Public Service Commissioner Randy Christmann told

Senate Approves $104 Million Raise For State Employees

The Senate has approved their version of a pay package for state employees, giving them 7% in raises in the coming biennium – 4% in 2013 and 3% in 2014 – totaling $104 million: Bismarck, ND – North Dakota Senators have adopted a negotiation between House and Senate leaders regarding state employee pay and retirement

Dorso Column: Build Fargo's Flood Diversion

In my book When Governance Worked there are two chapters relevant to the legislative debate that is now taking place on the Fargo Diversion. Chapter 7 “FARMERS- The Big Dogs and Chapter 8 WATER-They Are Still Fighting was put in that order for a reason. I’m also tempted to say at this point “I told

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