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North Dakota Senate Shoots Down Purchase Of Ski Resort, But Votes To Purchase A Marina

North Dakota Senate Shoots Down Purchase Of Ski Resort, But Votes To Purchase A Marina

It was one step forward and then one step backward in the state Senate today. HB1019, the budget for the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department, was amended to remove $1.67 million in funding for the purchase of ski resort near Walhalla which had been approved in the House. While that was a positive development

ND Senate Votes Down One Higher Ed Reform Amendment

Yesterday I wrote about five proposals for reforming the governance of North Dakota’s university system. Today one of those proposals got shot down in the state Senate. SCR4028, introduced by Senator Joe Miller, went down on a 13-34 vote with no debate other than comments in support from the sponsor. What’s interesting is that the

What's The Best Way To Reform North Dakota's University System?

The system for governing North Dakota’s university system is fundamentally flawed, and the controversy over Chancellor Hamid Shirvani proves it. Whatever you may think of Shirvani, it’s become very clear that anyone in his position intent on actually governing the universities rather than acting as a sort of rubber stamp for what the university presidents

Three ND Legislators Convicted Of Alcohol-Related Traffic Offenses

Over the weekend the Fargo Forum ran a story about “lead foot legislators,” correlating speeding offenses with the legislator’s positions on speeding fines. That was an interesting story, but an even bigger story went overlooked by the Forum, and I wonder if it had to do with the involvement of Rep. Josh Boschee who has,

Sad: North Dakota Senate Rubber Stamps Dalrymples Board Of Higher Ed Appointments

Yesterday the North Dakota state Senate considered, and approved, three appointments to the State Board of Higher Education by Governor Jack Dalrymple. That three nominees were being considered all at one time is, in and of itself, remarkable. It’s the result multiple members of the SBHE leaving their terms on the board early in the

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