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BISMARCK — State agencies that were forced to shave 4 percent from their budgets in February must find another 6 percent to cut for next biennium, Gov. Jack Dalrymple ordered Wednesday in budget guidelines that call for reductions for the first time since 2002. Dalrymple cited reduced oil drilling activity and a severe shortfall in sales tax revenue as factors behind his request for general fund budgets at 90 percent of what was originally appropriated to agencies for ongoing expenditures in the current two-year cycle.
BISMARCK — The chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party said Wednesday he expects the state's unbound delegates to the GOP national convention will coalesce around presumptive nominee Donald Trump if he secures the delegates needed for the nomination, though some will likely still vote for Ted Cruz despite his suspended campaign. Chairman Kelly Armstrong said his sense was that North Dakota had "a very pro-Cruz delegation, and I don't know how many of those people are the never-Trump people."
BISMARCK – State agencies that were forced to slash 4 percent from their budgets in February must find another 6 percent to cut for next biennium, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said...
BISMARCK – North Dakota teachers will rewrite the state’s math and English standards in the coming months to replace the federally supported and politically charged Common Core standards with a...
BISMARCK — The Democratic candidate for governor called Monday for a full review of North Dakota's oil impact grant program after state auditors found the five-member board that oversees it — currently all Republicans — awarded grants to some recipients who appeared to be ineligible.
BISMARCK — Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Thursday directed the head of the state's Department of Trust Lands to make dozens of changes recommended in recent critical audits, whether the agency agrees with them or not.
BISMARCK – Fargo businessman Doug Burgum’s involvement in angel funds that invested in out-of-state companies while investors reaped North Dakota income tax credits is drawing fire from Attorney General Wayne...
BISMARCK – Fargo businessman Doug Burgum’s involvement in angel funds that invested in out-of-state companies while investors reaped North Dakota income tax credits is drawing fire from his primary challenger...
BISMARCK — It’s a decision that will likely cost North Dakota taxpayers something extra, but Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem attributes it more to the need for outside expertise than a...
BISMARCK -- Unflattering audits of North Dakota's Department of Trust Lands sparked heated words Thursday from state Land Commissioner Lance Gaebe, the lead auditor and a member of the legislative committee that ordered the audits, who told Gaebe, "I don't accept the excuses."