“This here emergency meeting is called because Little Jimmy thinks he can make our town a spring Mecca for the flocks of robins that come in freezing weather,” Chairperson Ork Dorken announced as he looked over the 11 electors that made up the Community Homeland Committee.
There are five states that do not have lieutenant governors – Arizona, Maine, New Hampshire, Oregon and Wyoming. North Dakota has one, but that will probably be abolished when the oil money runs out. After all, it’s only an appendix, or a tonsil.
With the help of an excellent summary written in 1973 by Marilyn Guttromson, State Government Services Librarian at the time, we can look back to affirm that the citizens didn’t have a clue about constitutions and the need for revision.
Around a dozen North Dakota counties have adopted home rule, with all major counties except Grand Forks assuming local responsibility of powers available under home rule. (Grand Forks County is now moving toward asking its citizens to approve home rule in 2022).