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Gov. Doug Burgum delivers his State of the State Address in front of a joint session of the 66th legislature on Thursday afternoon in the house chamber of the capitol. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

Burgum Needs to Give up on Declining His Salary

Burgum Needs to Give up on Declining His Salary

I hate that our politicians, exploiting the populist mores of the electorate, are making a spectacle out of declining their salaries. It’s not just the government shutdown playing out at the national level, part of which has included politicians (including North Dakota’s Senator John Hoeven and Rep. Kelly Armstrong, though not Senator Kevin Cramer) donating

Governor Doug Burgum Rick Abbott / The Forum

Senate Committee Approves Amendment Setting Governor Doug Burgum’s Salary to $1

Back during his campaign last year Governor Doug Burgum promised to forgo his salary. Since taking office, he’s spent a lot of time fight lawmakers to make that happen. Today a Senate committee approved an amendment to HB1001, the budget bill for the governor’s office, which will set the governor’s salary to $1 per year

Doug Burgum listens as Ed Schafer is honored at his farewell reception at the Gorecki Alumni Center at UND Thursday. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Governor Doug Burgum Should Just Accept His Salary Already

During his campaign earlier this year Doug Burgum vowed to turn down his salary if elected governor. Well, he won. Now Governor Burgum says he’s got a legal team on the problem of how to legally turn down his salary. “You would think that as governor that on the first day you could say, ‘I refuse