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The Road to Efficient State Government Is Pitted With Potholes of Parochialism

The Road to Efficient State Government Is Pitted With Potholes of Parochialism

North Dakota has a big budget problem resulting from lawmakers building huge spending increases on top of a oil-boom-era revenue tidal wave which was never going to last. But Governor Doug Burgum, who was elected to his first term in office in a landslide last year, has charged state leaders with looking beyond the current

LegitSlater: Astrup Tax Proposal is Repackaged Class Envy

If there is one thing you can count on about politics, it is that you really can’t count on anything. The nature of the beast is that it is predictably unpredictable. That is both good and bad (sometimes all at the same time), but no matter what things always have potential to get interesting. Case

Question of the Week: What Would Your Higher Ed Governance System Look Like?

In last weeks inaugural question of the week, we asked if the Legislature will consider allowing the electorate to decide if it is time for a change to governance for the North Dakota University System (NDUS). As if on que, yet another piece of concerning news broke this past week involving the “re-purposing” of office

Question Of The Week: Will North Dakota Get Higher Ed Reform?

Today we introduce a new feature on SAB… Question of the Week. Weekly we will pose a question on a current event, and allow you readers to take the discussion from there with your posts. We are quite confident you won’t be bashful in offering up your thoughts. During the interim legislative session, there was

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