Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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After cutting $1 billion from the governor's budget during the first half of the session, North Dakota legislators will enter the second half Wednesday with major spending bills shelved until a highly anticipated revenue forecast comes out in two weeks.
BISMARCK – Lawmakers will dive right back into the thick of things when they reconvene Wednesday after a three-day recess, and that’s especially true for the House and Senate agriculture...
House lawmakers voted Thursday to send a greater share of oil production tax revenue back to the state’s top crude-producing counties, though not to the extent that the governor and some western leaders have proposed.
North Dakota lawmakers gave their initial stamp of approval to nearly 600 bills before breaking for a three-day recess on Thursday, and a new state revenue forecast in mid-March will set the stage for the second half of the session.
BISMARCK – House lawmakers voted Thursday to send a greater share of oil production tax revenue back to the state’s top crude-producing counties, though not to the extent that the...
Frustrations with missteps by the North Dakota University System played out in the House on Wednesday as lawmakers voted to eliminate the system’s internal auditor and attorney positions and move those functions to other state agencies.
BISMARCK – A bill to provide state funding of early childhood education passed its first big test in the North Dakota Legislature on Wednesday. The Senate voted 33-14 to spend...
BISMARCK – The North Dakota House narrowly defeated a bill Tuesday that would have allowed lawmakers and some other public officials to pack heat in the state Capitol and other...
The North Dakota House passed legislation Tuesday that would require a special election to fill a U.S. Senate vacancy, a bill Democrats have criticized as an attempt to dissuade U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp from running for governor in 2016.
BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed an unprecedented $1.1 billion early funding bill Tuesday that will give North Dakota counties, cities and the state highway department a head start on...