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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...
North Dakota legislative leaders pitch interest-free loans for federal workers affected by shutdown
January 22, 2019 - 10:41am
BISMARCK — North Dakota legislative leaders have introduced a bill that would require the state-owned bank to provide interest-free loans to...
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...
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...
North Dakota lawmakers propose oil and gas tax tweaks
August 14, 2018 - 9:06pm
BISMARCK—North Dakota lawmakers of the interim Energy Development and Transmission Committee heard proposed adjustments Tuesday to the...
North Dakota Republican lawmakers unveil $280 million infrastructure plan
July 26, 2018 - 6:21pm
BISMARCK — Backed by rosy oil tax figures, North Dakota Republican lawmakers unveiled a $280 million plan to fund infrastructure projects outside...
Bank of North Dakota head floats alternative proposal using Legacy Fund for infrastructure
May 31, 2018 - 4:05pm
BISMARCK — State officials are exploring multiple proposals to use North Dakota's $5.4 billion Legacy Fund to help finance public infrastructure...