Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service
BISMARCK -- Taxpayers in oil-rich North Dakota could save on everything from property and income tax bills to clothing and Internet subscriptions under a raft of bills that state lawmakers will consider when the Legislature reconvenes Jan.
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Lottery has shelved plans to add a sixth multistate draw game after Friday's announcement that 23 states will temporarily halt ticket sales for the Monopoly Millionaires' Club game later this month because of a lack of player interest. "It's very disappointing. We were excited to offer this game," Lottery Director Randy Miller said. "We had a lot of things in place." The North Dakota Lottery Advisory Commission was scheduled to finalize the administrative rules for the game on Tuesday so it could be launched in North Dakota on Feb.
BISMARCK — Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s budget includes a number of proposals aimed at meeting the demand for services related to the state’s growth, not only in western oil counties but...
BISMARCK -- After their party was criticized last session for not providing state funding for preschool programs, several Republican lawmakers joined the state's top education official Tuesday in announcing a $6 million plan to fund early childhood education for 4-year-olds. The state funding would cover about half the cost of pre-kindergarten education for an estimated 6,000 children through annual grants of $1,000 per student, said Sen.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple executive budget address on Wednesay.
BISMARCK — A voter-approved trust fund that has socked away more than $2.4 billion in North Dakota oil and gas tax revenue since 2011 could balloon to $230 billion by 2060 under a scenario outlined Thursday by a group that spent the last year developing a road map for the fund. The Legacy Fund Initiative, led by the Minneapolis-based nonprofit Great Plains Institute with participation from 24 leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, released its 44-page report during a press conference at the Capitol. The purpose of the Legacy Fund has been a source of debate since North D
BISMARCK — New standards for conditioning North Dakota crude oil to make it safer for shipment will provide flexibility and could come up for approval next month, the state's top oil and gas regulator said Monday. Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms said the department is looking at setting up standard operating practices for conditioning at well sites, but also flexibility for regional stabilizers that would strip volatile gases from Bakken crude. "We certainly don't want at this point ...
BISMARCK — If someone wants to know why North Dakota Republican lawmakers put Measure 4 on the November ballot, Sen. David Hogue tells them to look no further than Measure...
BISMARCK -- Spokesmen for the campaigns supporting and opposing Measure 5 both said they were encouraged by poll results published Sunday that found the contest over the proposed conservation fund in a statistical dead heat. The poll of 505 randomly selected adults, commissioned by Forum Communications Co.
BISMARCK -- With billions of dollars in oil tax revenue at stake and millions in campaign funds already committed, Measure 5 is shaping up to be the hottest race on the November ballot -- and possibly one of closest, based on a new poll. Support for the proposed conservation fund slightly outweighs opposition to it, but the spread is small enough to label the fiercely contested race a statistical dead heat, according to the poll of likely North Dakota voters. The poll, commissioned by Forum Communications Co.