Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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Retailers and distributors urged state lawmakers Tuesday to snuff out a bill that would raise North Dakota’s tobacco taxes for the first time in 22 years, warning it could have a “devastating” impact on businesses, spur cigarette smuggling and unfairly burden smokers who can least afford it.
BISMARCK – After a fiery floor speech from the bill’s lead sponsor, the North Dakota House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday that would allow concealed weapons license holders to pack...
Education and business leaders spoke out Monday against a bill that would sever North Dakota’s ties to the Common Core education standards and replace them with standards developed by a group overseen by state lawmakers.
North Dakota senators on Monday defeated one of two bills proposing that the state Legislature meet annually instead of every other year.
BISMARCK – Every once in a while, when she hears the voice over the House speaker system utter a first initial followed by her last name, Rep. Pamela Anderson wonders:...
BISMARCK – Fargo officials streamed into the Capitol on Friday to make their case for $120 million in state funds to bolster the city’s interior flood protection and prevent steep...
BISMARCK – A proposal to raise the cap on North Dakota’s Outdoor Heritage Fund by $20 million drew strong support from conservation groups and others Friday, but a Bismarck lawmaker...
BISMARCK – A bill that would shift the power to set college tuition rates at North Dakota’s 11 public campuses from the state Board of Higher Education to the Legislature...
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.