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Video: House Lawmakers Vote to Override Burgum’s Veto of Bonus Legislation

Video: House Lawmakers Vote to Override Burgum’s Veto of Bonus Legislation

Earlier today I wrote a post, based on conversations with lawmakers in Bismarck, that Governor Doug Burgum’s veto of legislation limiting executive branch bonuses would likely be sustained. The lawmakers told me that the House would vote to override the veto pretty handily, but that in the Senate an override vote would likely fail. The

State Law Does Not Prohibit Doug Burgum From Threatening a Veto

One of the many peculiarities of the North Dakota legislative process is legal prohibition on the governor threatening to veto legislation. It’s widely understood in political circles that the state constitution does not allow the governor to say whether he would veto a bill. Reporter Tu-Uyen Tran, writing about controversy over legislation regarding economic incentive

Sean Foss: Doug Burgum Should Exercise His Constitutional Right to Threaten a Veto

On February 22, 2017, The Forum published an article on the Legislature’s potential elimination of income-tax breaks for new businesses and residents in Renaissance Zones in cities across the state.  As noted in the story, one of the biggest beneficiaries of such tax breaks has been Kilbourne Group, which is owned and was previously operated

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