Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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Loaded with statistics and lists of shovel-ready construction projects as requested by the House Appropriations Committee, western North Dakota officials tried to justify the need for a $1.1 billion early funding bill that received another $173 million in proposed amendments Wednesday.
North Dakota Democrats and Republicans traded barbs Tuesday as House budgeters prepared to take up one of the most anticipated bills of the session Wednesday, the $1.1 billion “surge” funding bill to give oil-impacted counties a head start on the upcoming construction season.
The lead sponsor of a bill that would require the state of North Dakota to study the upstream impacts of the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion submitted an amended version Tuesday designed to shrink the study’s cost.
BISMARCK – Legislation aimed at making sure victims of a recent train-school bus crash near Larimore are properly compensated for liability claims was defeated Tuesday in the Senate by a...
BISMARCK – House lawmakers defeated a bill Monday that would have imposed a $500 fine on repeat violators of North Dakota’s open records and open meetings laws, but a West...
BISMARCK – House lawmakers will get their first shot Wednesday at the $1.1 billion “surge” funding bill, and officials in some oil-impacted counties that would benefit most from the money...
BISMARCK – A House committee gave a unanimous thumbs-up Friday to what members said is a “landmark” bill that will strengthen North Dakota’s regulation of oil and saltwater gathering pipelines...
BISMARCK – A bill that would require monitoring devices on new oil and saltwater pipelines in North Dakota received a proposed amendment Thursday that would remove the mandate and put...
Separating the North Dakota Industrial Commission’s duties to promote and regulate oil and gas development would end an “unseemly” dual role but also have “enormous” unintended consequences that could put the state at a competitive disadvantage, lawmakers heard in competing testimony Thursday.
The North Dakota Senate confirmed Kevin Melicher to the State Board of Higher Education on Thursday, going against the recommendation of a Senate committee that voted 3-2 Monday to reject the Fargo optometrist’s appointment.