Legislators and some others are worried North Dakota policymakers could find themselves shackled if the state goes the way of states like California, where a litany of sometimes contradictory tax-and-spending mandates were imposed by voters.
Cass County District Court Judge Lisa Fair McEvers was appointed Monday to the North Dakota Supreme Court by Gov. Jack Dalrymple. McEvers, 51, will replace Justice Mary Muehlen Maring, who is retiring next month after 17 years on the bench.
Several northeast North Dakota county officials were elected to the leadership of the North Dakota Association of Counties and the North Dakota County Commissioners Association recently, the groups said.
Tax Commissioner Cory Fong announced Tuesday he will resign after Dec. 31 to pursue a job in the private sector. Fong submitted a resignation letter today to Gov. Jack Dalrymple. He will begin working for marketing and public relations firm Odney in January.
The Golden Rule enjoins us to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Unfortunately, North Dakota’s Republican lawmakers repeatedly failed to abide by this great moral precept. Consider the Republicans’ steadfast opposition to capping college tuition increases.
North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer will host a public forum in Grand Forks later this month. The “Coffee with Cramer” event will take place at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at the Coffee Co., 2100 S. Columbia Road.
The three members of North Dakota's congressional delegation have not yet decided whether to support President Barack Obama's proposed military strike on Syria. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., said if he had to vote now he would be inclined not to back Obama's request.
A North Dakota Republican senator who has been asked to help negotiate a compromise with the House on a new farm bill told state agriculture leaders Wednesday he could use their help in lobbying big-city lawmakers.
U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s first Twitter town hall on Thursday morning only lasted about 20 minutes because she had to make a vote, she told followers.
Heitkamp, D-N.D., answered a few of the initial 11 questions and comments posed to her, including one from state Rep. Kylie Oversen, D-Grand Forks.
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