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South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard, left, and North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple hold up a T-shirt honoring the states’ unique relationship Saturday in Bismarck. Photo by Will Kincaid / Bismarck Tribune

In Letter Governors of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa Tell Corps to Approve Dakota Access Pipeline

In Letter Governors of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa Tell Corps to Approve Dakota Access Pipeline

This week the governors of three states which the much-protested Dakota Access Pipeline passes through sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging them to let construction go forward. The federal courts have backed the pipeline against legal challenges filed by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and environmental groups, but the Obama

Republican States Run Surpluses, Democrat States Run Deficits

One of the wonderful things about our federalist system of government is that our states can act as “laboratories of democracy,” as Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis put it. Which is to say, each state can address policy issues in different way, with observable differences in results. It’s interesting to apply that to fiscal issue.

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