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BISMARCK—Two state lawmakers and a member of the North Dakota Board of Higher Education denied Wednesday, Sept. 27, that they pressured the head of the university system over Ed Schafer's endorsement of Gov. Doug Burgum in last year's primary race.
BISMARCK—It's unclear how policymakers can address out-of-state money flowing into North Dakota ballot measure campaigns, two members of a commission studying the state's petition process said Tuesday, Sept. 26. The Initiated and Referred Measures Study Commission met for the second time Tuesday at the state Capitol, where the discussion turned from the minutiae of ballot measure laws to the financing of recent campaigns. That included last year's passage of a medical marijuana measure and Marsy's Law, which enshrined crime victims' rights into the state constitution.
BISMARCK -- Gov. Doug Burgum appointed a Grand Forks judge to fill an impending vacancy on the North Dakota Supreme Court Wednesday, July 12. Burgum chose Jon Jensen, a judge in the Northeast Central Judicial District, to succeed Justice Carol Kapsner, who announced her resignation in April with three years left on her term. Her resignation is effective at the end of the month, marking more than 18 years on the court.
BISMARCK -- Gov. Doug Burgum signed a bill into law allowing qualified people to carry a concealed firearm without a permit, his office announced late Thursday night. The Republican governor signed the so-called “constitutional carry” bill, which allows those who are not otherwise prevented from having a Class 2 concealed weapons permit and have had a state Department of Transportation-issued ID for a year to carry a concealed firearm.