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North Dakota senators move to study proposals for spending Legacy Fund earnings
April 16, 2019 - 2:25pm
BISMARCK — A North Dakota Senate committee has voted to study potential uses of Legacy Fund dollars rather than push forward with a proposal...
Burgum vetoes 'fundamentally flawed' bill stemming from court fight with Legislature
April 10, 2019 - 10:14am
BISMARCK — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum vetoed what he called a "fundamentally flawed" bill stemming from a court fight he had with the Legislature...
North Dakota House Republicans resurrect Legacy Fund income tax proposal
April 4, 2019 - 11:09am
BISMARCK — Top Republicans in the North Dakota House have resurrected a proposal to use Legacy Fund earnings to replace state income taxes,...
North Dakota Senate committee backs plan for partial repayment of constitutional funds
March 27, 2019 - 11:33am
BISMARCK — A North Dakota Senate committee backed a plan to replenish some of the constitutional funds state officials say have been shorted...
North Dakota Land Board, GOP lawmakers disagree over fund repayment
March 11, 2019 - 3:57pm
BISMARCK — A panel chaired by North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum voted Monday, March 11, to pursue a legislative fix that would pay back state funds...
North Dakota Legislature wraps work before mid-session break
February 20, 2019 - 12:52pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota senators wrapped a bow on the first half of the 2019 legislative session Wednesday, Feb. 20, as their colleagues across...
As another shutdown looms, North Dakota bill not a high priority, House Republican leader says
February 11, 2019 - 2:13pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s top House Republican said Monday, Feb. 11, said Senate-approved bill meant to address the effects of a federal...
Now or later? Disagreements emerge over how quickly to act on new North Dakota ethics rules
February 8, 2019 - 3:32pm
BISMARCK — Lobbyists who opposed adding anti-corruption language to the North Dakota constitution are urging lawmakers to quickly define the...
North Dakota House to work longer sessions ahead of deadline
February 4, 2019 - 4:15pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota House leaders expect longer floor sessions in the coming days with lawmakers set to vote on hundreds of bills ahead...
North Dakota Republican leader says lawmakers have 'a lot of work ahead' on new ethics rules
January 30, 2019 - 6:47pm
BISMARCK — Freshly formed North Dakota legislative committees began dissecting new ethics rules voters recently carved into the state constitution...
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...
North Dakota Legislature approaches 2019 session with caution after budget cuts
December 31, 2018 - 4:35pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers will arrive in Bismarck this week on more solid financial footing than they did two years ago, but Republicans...
Pollert one of few rural majority leaders in North Dakota's recent history
November 27, 2018 - 4:28pm
CARRINGTON, N.D. — A Carrington politician is just the third man in the past 35 years to serve as the North Dakota House majority leader from...
Former ND House majority leaders say the job can be 'difficult,' 'miserable' and akin to 'herding cats.' Chet Pollert is ready to get started.
November 21, 2018 - 9:03am
BISMARCK — Longtime North Dakota state lawmaker Bob Martinson, once the top Republican in the state House, recently offered a precise summary...
A new era in legislative leadership: Pollert settles into role as ND House majority leader
November 14, 2018 - 1:09pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers started wrapping up their interim committee work Wednesday, Nov. 14, but many eyes were on the House majority...