Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service
BISMARCK -- Whether the North Dakota Legislature should meet annually instead of every two years has been a frequent subject of debate, but Rep.
BISMARCK -- Dozens of officials from western North Dakota pleaded with lawmakers Friday to fast-track more than $800 million in emergency funding to fix roads, build housing and tackle other infrastructure projects stemming from oil-related growth and development. "We can't miss this construction season.
BISMARCK – A bill that would have forced the University of North Dakota to wait another two and a half years before adopting a new nickname to replace the "Fighting...
BISMARCK — As the domestic price of crude oil hovered around $50 a barrel on Monday, North Dakota legislators began rolling into the Capitol’s House and Senate chambers to prep...
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