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The Legality Of The North Dakota's Outdoor Heritage Fund Should Be Challenged Immediately

The Legality Of The North Dakota's Outdoor Heritage Fund Should Be Challenged Immediately

Reading outdoors reporter Brad Dokken’s column in the Grand Forks Herald today, you’d get the sense that certain legislators were trying to ban Ducks Unlimited and Pheastants Forever from participation in a newly-created conservation fund. In fact, Dokken states that explicitly: The bill Dalrymple signed laid out guidelines for the advisory board, but the House

Guest Post: Legislature Leaves North Dakotans Behind On Tax Relief Again

With 10 days left until the legislature must meet its 80 day constitutional limit, efforts to figure out how to balance the budget have hit what can only be described as a ridiculous point. Prior to the halfway point of the current legislative session, HB 1250 passed the House almost unanimously (the vote was 92-1).

ND Governor Jack Dalrymple Signs Three Pro-Life Bills

I honestly thought we were going to get at least one veto. Here’s the press release from the Governor’s office: BISMARCK, ND – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today signed HB 1305, HB 1456 and SB 2305 and provided the following statements to the Legislature: North Dakota House and Senate presiding officers: I have signed HB 1305

UPDATE: Senate Passes Two Anti-Abortion Bills, Mathern Amendment Backfires

The ND State Senate passed two anti-abortion bills in floor session on Monday. SB 2368 would forbid abortions with limited exceptions after 20 weeks of gestation, which is the timeframe at which a fetus can feel pain. The bill passed 30-17. UPDATE: Votes for SB 2368 were as follows: YEAS: (R) Andrist; Armstrong; Berry; Bowman;

If Businesses Or Landlords Are Discriminating Against Gays, Why Not Name Names?

The North Dakota Senate voted down a bill which would have added gays to a list of protected classes (races, genders, religious affiliations, etc.) under state law. Now activists in Grand Forks are going to ask the city council there to pass a local version of the law. I find these sort of efforts a

Senate Overrules Part of Smoking Ban

In what is yet another example of unintended consequences regarding the recent statewide smoking ban passed during the November general election, the North Dakota Senate was forced to take action today to overrule part of this law which was brought via initiated measure. SB 2117, sponsored by the Senate Government and Veterans Affairs Committee at

UPDATED: ND Senate Passes Pro Life Bills

This post is updated with the votes of each Senator on each bill. What also remains to be resolved is the impact of Sen Mathern’s amendment on SB 2303 ensuring medical coverage for mother and child. This amendment was obviously not offered by Mathern out of sincere concern for the mother and child, but rather

ND Senate Set to Decide on 4 Key Abortion Bills

The stage was set today for what will most likely be some very interesting debate tomorrow on four Senate Bills regarding abortion in North Dakota. Consideration of amendments were heard for the following bills: SB 2305, which if passed will require any doctor performing an abortion in the state to be licensed in North Dakota,

Guest Post: Protect North Dakota Gays From Discrimination

I consider myself a Republican and I deeply support SB 2252 which would protect members of the LGBT community against discrimination in employment and housing. I support this bill because of my republicanism. I believe in one’s right and control of property. I feel that it would be unjust for a landlord to kick out

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