Democrats Love Governor Dalrymple’s Policy Agenda

It would seem as though North Dakota Democrats are positively enamored with Republican Governor Jack Dalrymple’s policy agenda has laid out in his budget address last year and his State of the State address yesterday. In fact, they’re so enamored with it they claim he’ll need their help in passing it as it may meet opposition from conservative Republicans

House Minority Leader Jerome Kelsh said “Our biggest job is to see that he follows through with those proposals.”

House Assistant Minority Leader Lee Kaldor echoed those comments “Our job is to ensure that he stands behind, not only his budget but his vision as well.”

Kaldor says that he trusts that the Governor will hold to the proclamations that he has made in the Budget and State of the State Addresses but that Dalrymple will need the help of Democrats because a number of the things mentioned by the Governor are NPL principles “He will probably need our help in large detail because many of the things he expressed today are embodied in the tenants of the Democratic NPL for a long long time.”

You know there’s a problem when the liberal response to a Republican’s state policy agenda is to say that they need to make sure the Republican gets it done.

Rob Port

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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