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A $1.1 billion spending bill designed to give oil-impacted cities and counties in western North Dakota a jumpstart on the 2015 construction season was fast-tracked through the Senate on Thursday and is now headed to the House.
Legislative leaders remained optimistic about North Dakota’s financial position but predicted some difficult decisions ahead in light of a revised forecast Thursday that shows oil and gas tax revenues dropping more than $4 billion over the next two years because of sagging crude prices.
Leaders of groups representing North Dakota teachers, administrators and school boards implored state lawmakers Tuesday to reject a bill that would allow concealed weapons in schools, while voicing support for legislation to provide state funding for school resource officers.
BISMARCK – A bill requiring North Dakota high school students to pass the same civics exam used in the U.S. citizenship test before graduating is headed to Gov. Jack Dalrymple...
BISMARCK – Lynn Mickelson choked back tears as he clutched the picture in his hand, panning the room so every lawmaker could see the gravesite where his daughter, her husband...
BISMARCK – Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Monday he’s interested in finding ways to boost compliance with North Dakota’s open government laws, but a proposed $500 penalty against repeated violators...
BISMARCK – State lawmakers heard testimony Monday in favor of two bills that would freeze college tuition rates in North Dakota, with one targeting all 11 public institutions and the...
BISMARCK – Remodel or build new? It’s a familiar question for owners of older homes, and one that North Dakota lawmakers will consider again this session for the 54-year-old governor’s...
Efforts to fast-track more than $800 million in state funds to give western North Dakota’s oil-producing region a jumpstart on the 2015 construction took a step forward Friday with the passage of an amendment that pushed the price tag over $1.1 billion.
Repeat violators of North Dakota’s drunken driving laws may be allowed to drive using an ignition interlock device instead of having to visit their local sheriff’s office twice a day for breath tests, if a bill heard by state lawmakers Friday is approved.