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Wardner predicts North Dakota Legislature will eventually livestream committee meetings
September 9, 2019 - 5:14pm
BISMARCK — The top Republican in the North Dakota Senate predicted Monday, Sept. 9, the Legislature will be livestreaming meetings from all...
Top North Dakota officials unfazed by state money awarded to ethics commissioner's tribal college
August 13, 2019 - 2:50pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s governor and Senate leaders were unfazed Tuesday, Aug. 13, that one of their picks for the state’s new ethics...
Wardner: Legislature will abide by AG's auditor opinion
July 1, 2019 - 4:52pm
BISMARCK — A top North Dakota lawmaker said Monday, July 1, that the Legislature will follow an attorney general's opinion arguing new restrictions...
Panel advances two dozen candidates for North Dakota's first ethics commission
June 21, 2019 - 11:33am
BISMARCK — A panel charged with selecting members of North Dakota's new state government ethics commission identified two dozen candidates...
Wardner: No special session over North Dakota auditor restrictions
May 13, 2019 - 12:56pm
BISMARCK — A North Dakota legislative leader said Monday, May 13, that lawmakers won't return to Bismarck for a special session to ease restrictions...
North Dakota Senate defeats Legacy Fund reinvestment proposal
April 25, 2019 - 10:59am
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Senate rejected a House-backed resolution seeking to make it harder for lawmakers to tap earnings from the state's...
Legacy Fund income tax proposal taken off the table as North Dakota legislative session nears end
April 24, 2019 - 12:34pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota House lawmakers agreed to back down from a proposal to use Legacy Fund earnings to buy down state income taxes Wednesday,...
North Dakota Senate votes to override Burgum on bill addressing court battle
April 11, 2019 - 1:41pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota senators voted unanimously to override Gov. Doug Burgum's veto of a bill that stemmed from a court battle between the...
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 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...
'This dog is digging': Gov. Burgum signs 'Operation Prairie Dog' infrastructure bill
March 20, 2019 - 5:43pm
BISMARCK -- Gov. Doug Burgum has signed off on "Operation Prairie Dog." House Bill 1066, now made law, adds new "buckets" to the 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...
North Dakota House easily rejects 'red flag' gun seizure bill
February 19, 2019 - 10:51am
BISMARCK — The North Dakota House rejected a bipartisan bill allowing judges to issue protection orders temporarily preventing people deemed...
After North Dakota House rejects two-board higher ed model, Senate eyes larger single board
February 13, 2019 - 4:25pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota Senate leaders unveiled a proposal expanding the State Board of Higher Education by three members Wednesday, Feb. 13,...
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...