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Smokers would pay more than triple the current state tax on cigarettes in North Dakota under two bipartisan bills promoted Wednesday by anti-tobacco groups and others.
A female lawmaker stood before an all-male committee Wednesday and pushed for a bill aimed at closing the reported wage gap between genders, but Republican legislators said they want more proof that a problem exists before taking action.
Debate over who should set tuition rates and fees at North Dakota’s 11 public colleges and universities began Wednesday as a committee heard testimony on a bill that would shift power from the state Board of Higher Education to the Legislature.
Lawmakers in oil-rich North Dakota heard Tuesday the first in a large batch of bills aimed at cutting or eliminating personal income taxes, with the main sponsor pitching it as a way to benefit renters who have missed out on property tax relief.
A school superintendent, highway patrol lieutenant, union official and North Dakota Supreme Court justice were among those who voiced concerns Tuesday about a bill that would allow elected officials to carry concealed weapons in the state Capitol and other public buildings.
BISMARCK – North Dakota stands to lose more than $112 million in tax revenue every two years if lawmakers pass a bill that could void recent regulatory orders aimed at...
BISMARCK – Five days after the president of the State Board of Higher Education resigned to avoid a distracting battle over her confirmation, state lawmakers started sifting through the North...
Whether the North Dakota Legislature should meet annually instead of every two years has been a frequent subject of debate, but Rep. Keith Kempenich said the budget dilemma in which lawmakers find themselves this session underscores why yearly gatherings make sense.
Dozens of officials from western North Dakota pleaded with lawmakers Friday to fast-track more than $800 million in emergency funding to fix roads, build housing and tackle other infrastructure projects stemming from oil-related growth and development.
A bill that would have forced the University of North Dakota to wait another two and a half years before adopting a new nickname to replace the "Fighting Sioux" failed in the House of Representatives on Friday.