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BISMARCK – The North Dakota Senate voted down a bill Monday that would have exempted clothing from sales tax, after the bill’s sponsor said brick-and-mortar retailers are being “besieged” by...
BISMARCK – A man who reported being assaulted Sunday by North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler said Monday that others witnessed what happened and it’s “disappointing that there...
BISMARCK – Proposals to strengthen oversight of oil and saltwater gathering pipelines in North Dakota stayed afloat in both chambers of the Legislature this week. As amended Thursday, Senate Bill...
House lawmakers on Friday rejected a tobacco tax hike and approved a bill that bans the use of e-cigarettes by minors while also defining them as a non-tobacco product, which one Democrat criticized as a “stealth” way to prevent them from being taxed in the future.
A bill that would partially lift North Dakota’s ban on non-family corporate farming drew strong support Friday from dairy and pork producers who said it could help boost their shrinking numbers, and equally fervent opposition from others who warned it would pit local farmers against outside investors for land.
House and Senate budget writers are trimming Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s proposed salary increases for state employees, citing uncertainty about dwindling revenues because of slumping crude oil prices.
After a heated exchange Thursday, a North Dakota House committee narrowly endorsed legislation that would force a special election to fill a U.S. Senate vacancy – a bill Democrats have criticized as a political move to discourage U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp from running for governor in 2016.
After a lengthy and passionate debate, House lawmakers on Wednesday narrowly defeated a bill that would have forced North Dakota to pull out of the consortium that develops assessments for the Common Core education standards.
A Fargo Democrat proposing a sales tax exemption on clothing accused a Republican committee chairman Wednesday of pushing an amendment to make the bill less likely to pass the full chamber.
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.