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North Dakota Legislature: What to watch this week

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Legislature will remain busy this week introducing and finishing voting on bills in their respective chambers, including those that address education standards, tobacco taxes and surge funding. COMMON CORE North Dakota’s House is slated to vote this week whether to repeal new state English and math standards that outline what students should know and ...

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North Dakota legislators to discuss oil tax distribution

This week the North Dakota Legislature will discuss how to distribute revenue generated by the state oil tax among its 53 counties. Also on the legislative docket is whether or not to waive sales taxes on materials used to build natural gas pipelines and chemical plants, according to a report from Reuters. During the 80-day session, the disbursement of oil ...

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North Dakota Legislative session to get under way

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Legislature is slated to begin Tuesday. The 2015 session is expected to last until May. The North Dakota Constitution limits the Legislature to 80 days of meetings every two years. Speeches dominate the first week of the Legislature, with Gov. Jack Dalrymple scheduled to deliver his State of the State address early Tuesday afternoon. ...

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Oil boom creates largest North Dakota state spending bumps

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Biggest spending bumps all have links to oil boom By: Kyle Potter, INFORUM For an interactive look at North Dakota’s government spending click here.   BISMARCK – Put North Dakota’s state spending surge under the microscope and you’ll find winners and bigger winners. The price of North Dakota’s government has risen by nearly $9 billion since 2001 – $5.1 billion of that ...

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Mission creep for Bakken housing help

Bakken Housing Being Built Near Watford City

Contributed Article by Rob Port   During the 2011 legislative session Governor Jack Dalrymple sought from the state legislature, and won, the creation of a housing incentive fund. The premise behind the fund is that private businesses, organizations and individuals can make donations to the fund in exchange for a dollar-for-dollar credit on their state income taxes. The money in ...

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