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North Dakota lawmakers push sexual orientation discrimination ban with scaled-back proposals
January 16, 2019 - 5:21pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers are making another push to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation with a pair of scaled-back...
Bills to seal first-time DUI offenses, other crimes introduced in North Dakota
January 16, 2019 - 4:58pm
BISMARCK - Drunken driving offenders with a single offense may have their records sealed if they don’t have any convictions for criminal offenses...
North Dakota legislators eye penalties for service animal fraud
January 16, 2019 - 12:27pm
BISMARCK — People who fraudulently claim their dog is a service animal could face a $100 fine under a bill considered by a North Dakota legislative...
Number of measures introduced in North Dakota Legislature reaches recent high
January 15, 2019 - 5:20pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers had introduced 869 bills and resolutions as of Monday, Jan. 14, the most in 10 years, according to a memo...
A life-saving tool or 'gun-grabbing' maneuver? North Dakota lawmakers unveil firearm seizure bill
January 15, 2019 - 4:02pm
BISMARCK — A bipartisan group of North Dakota lawmakers, police chiefs and education officials unveiled legislation Tuesday, Jan. 15, allowing...
North Dakota Republican leaders introduce bill to implement ethics measure
January 15, 2019 - 9:40am
BISMARCK -- Republican leaders in the North Dakota Legislature have introduced legislation to implement the new anti-corruption measure voters...
Even before first product is dispensed, North Dakota lawmakers examine medical marijuana changes
January 14, 2019 - 3:37pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers again wrestled with the state’s medical marijuana law Monday, Jan. 14, amid some frustration that the drug...
Burgum offers rare testimony to North Dakota lawmakers pitching Roosevelt library
January 9, 2019 - 6:02pm
BISMARCK - Gov. Doug Burgum testified Wednesday to North Dakota legislators for the first time. Appearing for 30 minutes on Jan. 9 before the...
North Dakota lawmakers set early revenue figures: Lower oil, gas tax predicted
January 9, 2019 - 4:50pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers set revenue figures that will guide their budget-writing actions during the first weeks of the 2019 session...
Sunday morning shopping debate returns to North Dakota Legislature
January 9, 2019 - 4:11pm
BISMARCK — A North Dakota legislative hearing exposed familiar battle lines in the long-running debate Wednesday, Jan. 9, over the state’s...
North Dakota legislative committee gives thumbs-up to bill raising criminal culpability to age 10
January 8, 2019 - 3:49pm
BISMARCK — A North Dakota legislative committee gave its blessing to a proposal raising the age of criminal culpability from 7 to 10 years...
Sunday shoppers, employees see mixed blessings in North Dakota blue law
January 7, 2019 - 5:22pm
BISMARCK - Shoppers lined up with carts at the front doors to Walmart in south Bismarck. Almost time. Others scrolled through their smartphones,...
Chairman of ND tax committee eyes income tax elimination with Legacy Fund as source of lost revenue
January 7, 2019 - 5:11pm
BISMARCK — A North Dakota lawmaker plans to introduce legislation to effectively eliminate state income taxes and use earnings from the voter-approved...
Burgum again declines governor's salary, potentially complicating its appropriation by lawmakers
January 7, 2019 - 5:08pm
BISMARCK - Gov. Doug Burgum plans to again decline his salary on a campaign pledge from 2016. North Dakota lawmakers fretted over how to settle...
North Dakota Legislature to convene with reinstated tribal, judicial addresses
January 2, 2019 - 9:53am
BISMARCK - As North Dakota lawmakers convene Thursday, Dec. 3, for session, the traditionally held tribal and judicial addresses also will return...