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Dorso Column: Shirvani Leaving Means Little Will Change In Higher Ed

Dorso Column: Shirvani Leaving Means Little Will Change In Higher Ed

Since the wife and I were off to England and Normandy the higher education story has gotten even worse than I expected. The board fires Shirvani for doing what they asked of him because it upset some folks. Those folks being mainly the college presidents who didn’t like the direction Mr. Shirvani was taking things

Dorso Column: Things Change Quickly At The End Of The Legislative Session

The last few weeks of the legislative session are here. As the standing committees act on the last of the bills assigned to them we need to pay close attention. Amendments to Senate bills and vice versa can radically change a piece of legislation. As an example, a bill passed in the House goes over

Sales Tax Collections Fall In Minot Thanks To Slowing Oil Boom

Write this down, along with increasing hotel vacancies and other factors, as another sign that the North Dakota oil boom is quickly plateauing: February brought a second straight month of a major fall-off in sales tax collections in Minot. Sales tax revenue was down 38 percent again last month. Minot City Finance Director Cindy Hemphill

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

Guest Post: Change Oil Taxes To Protect The People

North Dakota’s current oil tax policy is an assortment of taxes, triggers and discount incentives that have been cobbled together over the last 60 years. Not only has new technology made our tax policy obsolete, our current oil tax law poses great risk to our state’s long term oil tax revenue dependability. As chair of

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