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Ironic: Governor Dalrymple Gets Credit For Other People’s Tax Cuts

Ironic: Governor Dalrymple Gets Credit For Other People’s Tax Cuts

The Cato Institute today released their analysis of gubernatorial performance on fiscal issues. North Dakota’s Jack Dalrymple got a pretty good grade, coming in 12th in the nation, though I’m not sure he deserves it. The full report from Cato is here. Here’s their summary of Dalrymple’s performance:   Dalrymple got a much lower grade


Democrats Change Their Tune On Political Contributions To Regulators

In a recent article about Republican Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring calling the CEO of CP Rail “arrogant,” the incumbent’s Democrat challenger Ryan Taylor made an interesting comment about PAC (political action committee) contributions received by Goehring. “‘It’s in the nature of campaign finance for an incumbent agriculture commissioner’ to receive PAC contributions,” Taylor told Ag Week


Minnesota Sandbags Sandpiper Pipeline, Must Be Pro Train Derailment

According to an Associated Press report this evening, Canadian-based Enbridge has decided to delay a pipeline project of vital importance to North Dakota’s booming economy. The Sandpiper line will, when built, carry up to 225,000 barrels per day of Bakken crude oil from Tioga, North Dakota, through Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin. That’s just a bit


Dalrymple Conservation Proposal Prompts Sarcastic Response From Farm Leader

Yesterday Governor Jack Dalrymple, looking to slow momentum behind a Measure 5 on the November ballot, proposed an expansion of the state’s existing conservation fund – the Outdoor Heritage Fund – as well as more than $30 million in new appropriations to expand state parks. Dalrymlpe’s proposal would expand the Outdoor Heritage Fund from a


Dalrymple Wants To Expand Conservation Fund, Spend $30 Million On State Parks

Today Governor Jack Dalrymple announced a proposed expansion North Dakota’s existing conservation fund, the Outdoor Heritage Fund. It was a move no doubt intended to defuse some of the angst over conservation in the state ahead of a vote on Measure 5 which diverts a massive amount of oil tax revenues into a conservation fund that,


NDSU Professor Who Pulled Rail Delays Study Works As Consultant For BNSF

The mystery of the pulled NDSU study into the economic impacts of rail delays on agriculture persists. Last week we learned that North Dakota State University had pulled study detailing revenue losses to farmers because of rail delays just “days” after it was issued. Yet, despite the study being pulled, politicians such as Senator Heidi


ND Governor Jack Dalrymple: Common Core Is Opposed By “The Far Right And The Far Left”

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple seemed to send a shot across the bow of lawmakers thinking about taking on the controversial Common Core standards at a meeting of state education leaders. “There are detractors out there, mostly from the far right and the far left, who are trying to turn this into a ‘bogeyman,” said

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

Why Didn’t NDSU Let Heidi Heitkamp Know The Study She’d Requested Was Withdrawn?

Earlier today I wrote about North Dakota State University withdrawing a study concerning the economic impacts of rail delays on the agriculture industry which had been requested by Senator Heidi Heitkamp. It just hit the news today, but according to this update from Grand Forks Herald reporter Brandi Jewett NDSU pulled the study “in May


North Dakota Republicans Deeply Divided Over Tax Relief

KXNet.com – Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND Last week Rep. Scott Louser, a Republican from Minot, announced here on SAB that he would be introducing legislation to take the personal income tax rate for all state tax brackets down to zero. “North Dakota revenue projections have been cautious in recent history and just this week, projections in oil revenue

Rauschenberger Tax Commissioner

Ryan Rauschenberger Has Missed 5 Of 14 Committee Meetings Since Appointment

North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger has taken a leave of absence since I reported that he had been struggling with alcohol addiction, but since being appointed he’s actually had a pretty good attendance record at committee meetings. One of the things Rauschenberger told me when he admitted to struggling with alcohol was that he’d been