• North Dakota Legislative Review 1906
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    North Dakota Legislative Review 1906

    – [Announcer] Welcome to a weekly review of North Dakota’s Legislative News. Now, here’s your host, Dave Thompson with North Dakota Legislative Review. – And this is North Dakota Legislative Review. I’m Dave Thompson. Thanks for joining us. The story about higher education changes took an interesting turn this week. As you can recall, probably, a task force looking at governance recommend three separate boards of higher education. One for UND, one for NDSU, and one for the rest of the colleges. It became a two-board proposal. One for the two research universities and the other for the rest of the institutions. However, the House killed that. Now, we have…

  • North Dakota Legislative Review 1914
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    North Dakota Legislative Review 1914

    – [Announcer] Welcome to a weekly review of North Dakota’s legislative news. Now, here’s your host Dave Thompson with North Dakota Legislative Review. – And I’m Dave Thompson. Thanks for joining us for North Dakota Legislative Review. What has been happening now is the session is starting to wind down. You see the third period of the hockey game has started. And I always call that the where you get to the conference committees. So a lot of things have happened. For example, there’s been some action on constitutional measures. After an initiated constitutional measure passes the legislature will review it. That’s according to a bill that passed in the…

  • North Dakota Legislative Review 1901
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    North Dakota Legislative Review 1901

    – [Announcer] Welcome to a weekly review of North Dakota’s legislative news. Now, here’s your host Dave Thompson with North Dakota Legislative Review. – And hello, I’m Dave Thompson. Thanks for joining us. To say that the legislature hit the ground running is probably an understatement because legislators have gotten into big issues right away. For example, the state revenue forecast was reduced by both the House and Senator Appropriations Committee by $75 million. Reasons, we had reduced oil prices. They’re worried about that. And also, natural gas revenue as well as some weakness perhaps in the agricultural economy. Another big issue that’s starting out this session is whether or…

  • North Dakota Legislative Review 1908
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    North Dakota Legislative Review 1908

    – [Narrator] Welcome to a weekly review of North Dakota’s legislative news. Now, here’s your host, Dave Thompson, with North Dakota Legislative Review. – And welcome to North Dakota Legislative Review. I’m Dave Thompson, thanks for joining us. There’s an issue going around and there are several bills dealing with this and that determined about initiated status and measures. There are several proposals to try to tighten things up and under some of the proposals, constitutional measures could have a much tougher road to the ballot. For example, there are at least two proposals where it would require 60% voter approval for a constitutional measure to be approved. One of…

  • North Dakota Legislative Review 1913
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    North Dakota Legislative Review 1913

    – [Announcer] Welcome to a weekly review of North Dakota’s Legislative News. Now, here’s your host, Dave Thompson, with North Dakota Legislative Review. – And with North Dakota Legislative Review, I’m Dave Thompson. The governor’s first veto of the 2019 legislative session has been upheld. Now, the bill would have expanded license fees for driver’s license from $15 to $30, double it. The Senate decided to override the veto. House, however, upheld the veto. One of the other things that happened is that we saw more action on expanding the Board of Higher Education. It would go from eight members to 15 members. It passed the Senate, and then it…

  • North Dakota Legislative Review 1917
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    North Dakota Legislative Review 1917

    – [Narrator] Welcome to a weekly review of North Dakota’s legislative news. Now here’s your host Dave Thompson with North Dakota Legislative Review. (upbeat theme music) – And this is North Dakota Legislative Review, I’m Dave Thompson, thanks for joining us. For the first time this session, Governor Doug Burgum testified in support of legislation. He also vetoed two bills and signed about 500 others. Political correspondent Chad Mira looks back at what was a busy session for the Governor. – We’re honored to announce that the Governor’s office today will begin to display… The flags of the five tribal nations with whom we share geography, (applause) alongside our state…

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    North Dakota Legislative Review 1910

    – [Narrator] Welcome to a weekly review of North Dakota’s legislative news. Now here’s your host, Dave Thompson, with North Dakota Legislative Review. – And this is North Dakota Legislative Review. I’m Dave Thompson. Thanks for joining us. One of the more anticipated bills of the session called the Prairie Dog Bill passed in the state senate unanimously. What it does is provide a new bucket for oil tax money that cities, counties, townships can dive into to pay for infrastructure projects like streets, things like that. It goes to the governor. The governor will make the final decision whether or not he signs it or vetoes it. Also this…

  • North Dakota Legislative Review 1904
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    North Dakota Legislative Review 1904

    – [Announcer] Welcome to a weekly review of North Dakota’s legislative news. Now here’s your host Dave Thompson with North Dakota Legislative Review. – And this is North Dakota Legislative Review, I’m Dave Thompson. The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a two and three pay plan for state employees. What happens with the two and three plan is that it’ll be 2% the first year, 3% the second year, and state employees will get fully funded insurance. Now the committee decided to make it more than just a two and three pay plan for state employees, K-12 increases and higher education and also for human services employees will all be going…