Tag Archives: Western North Dakota

It's Western Lawmakers Vs. Governor Dalrymple On Western Funding

It's Western Lawmakers Vs. Governor Dalrymple On Western Funding

Now that they’ve rushed through the really important legislation, lawmakers today are addressing funding for western North Dakota. Both Governor Jack Dalrymple and a group of western lawmakers have proposed funding to address oil impacts and infrastructure to be hurried through the legislature so planning for the summer construction season can begin. The western lawmakers,

On Television: Oil Tax Revenues Belong To All Of North Dakota

We discussed oil tax revenues and funding for oil patch needs on Chris Berg’s show on Valley News Live last night (video above). During the discussion Berg asked me about an oft-made argument about oil tax revenues, which is the idea that because they’re produced in western counties they belong in western counties. This is

This Is Why We Need More Scrutiny On Western North Dakota Spending

I often get asked why I’m so skeptical of demands for ever-increasing oil patch spending. I’ll tell you that it’s not because I don’t recognize a need for spending in the west. With a booming economy, bustling commerce and explosive population growth there’s no question that we need more of just about everything out west.

On Television: Western North Dakota Traffic Fatalities And BCBS CEO Gets Canned

Above is the video from my weekly “Say Anything Segment” with Chris Berg on Valley News Live’s 6:30 Point of View program. We tried something new this time. Normally I broadcast from him via Skype, but the audio isn’t great and sometimes the video locks up. So last night I connected from the KMOT studio