ND Outdoors: 2015 Legislative Recap

The 2015 North Dakota legislative session recently wrapped up. While the number of bills related to hunting, fishing, trapping and outdoor recreation was down somewhat from previous years, it was still a busy session as the North Dakota Game and Fish Department tracked 23 outdoors-related bills, 12 of which were passed by both chambers and

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Say Anything Blog: Governor Jack Dalrymple Exaggerates Tax Relief By Nearly 70 Percent

Rob Port at Say Anything Blog takes exception to the Governor Dalrymple’s language touting tax relief. His main problem, the bulk of the relief is a transfer of spending from local governments to state budget, not an actual reduction in taxes.

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Governor Dalrymple: 2015 Legislative Recap

You want a quick overview of everything that happened in the 2015 legislative session? Check out the news release from Governor Dalrymple’s office below. — Official News Release, Governor Dalrymple — Gov. Jack Dalrymple today said North Dakota’s 64th Legislative Assembly was highlighted by the passage of additional tax relief and property tax reform as

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2015 Session: Final Tax Relief Adds up to Nearly $400 Million

— Official News Release, Governor Dalrymple — Gov. Jack Dalrymple joined legislators today to announce the passage of nearly $400 million in additional tax relief for the people of North Dakota as well as meaningful reform to the state’s property tax system. “North Dakota’s strong economy and our long-standing commitment to sound fiscal management continue

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Legislators: If Only Voters Knew the Truth

As the 2015 legislative session wraps up, a former legislator offers his perspective on some the questions voters should really be wondering about.

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House, Senate pass PSC budget with Rail Safety Program

Senate Bill 2008 was approved by a wide margin. It allocates more than $500k for two state funded railroad safety inspectors through 2019. These inspectors would be in addition to several federal inspectors already providing oversight in the state.

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State Recreation Budget to Absorb Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

It looks like the state of North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department will be taking over the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn from the nonprofit foundation that has previously operated it.

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ND Voters: Should Lawmakers Live in the District They Represent?

The 2015 legislature has decided to put the question to you the voter. Should lawmakers be required to live in the district they represent? You’ll decide next year at the ballot box.

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