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Heidi Heitkamp

It’s Going To Be Tough For Heidi Heitkamp To Run In 2016

It’s Going To Be Tough For Heidi Heitkamp To Run In 2016

Democrats have a problem with their Senators wanting to run for Governor in 2016 ahead of what looks to be a very ugly cycle for them in 2018. Senators Joe Manchin (West Virginia), Claire McCaskill (Missouri), and Heidi Heitkamp (North Dakota) have all been rumored to be desirous of serving as the chief executive of

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Kevin Cramer On Heidi Heitkamp Running In 2016: “Why Wouldn’t She?”

I interviewed Rep. Kevin Cramer today while guest hosting for Mike Kapel on WDAY AM970 (sorry about the audio, I had my mice level way too hot). Among other things we chatted about 2016, and the long-rumored possibility that Senator Heidi Heitkamp might try a run at governor. “My whole point about it is why


Dalrymple Administration Beclowns Themselves On Discrimination Policy

Shortly after Republicans in the state House took a tough stand against SB2279, an anti-discrimination bill, Governor Jack Dalrymple decided to give his colleagues a little kick in the ribs with a note to the media expressing his disappointment in the vote. The Governor didn’t make himself any friends on either side of the issue.


Governor Dalrymple’s SB2279 Comments Were An Act Of Political Cowardice

House Majority Leader Al Carlson (R-Fargo) is unhappy with Governor Jack Dalrymple’s comments regarding the defeat of SB2279 yesterday, and who can blame him? Here’s what Dalrymple’s office sent out after the state House defeated legislation outlawing discrimination against gays yesterday: I’m concerned that we have missed an opportunity to affirm what North Dakotans already


Farmers Union Activists Should Be Careful What They Wish For On Corporate Farming Ban

Today the North Dakota Farmers Union is busing activists to the state capitol today for a rally protesting recent changes made by the Legislature to the state’s corporate farming law. To put it succinctly, lawmakers are looking to bolster the declining number of swine and dairy farms in the state by exempting those operations from


North Dakota Could Have Avoided Revenue Headaches With Oil Tax Reform

Yesterday the state got some ugly news in the form of a forecast showing another $1 billion drop in tax revenues (that coming on top of a previously-released forecast in January showing a $5.5 billion drop from December). Most of the problem is oil prices (though the agriculture industry has had some tough sledding of


Dalrymple On New Forecast: “Our Revenues Will Be Down Substantially”

UPDATE: Read the full forecast document released today right here. Of particular note is the forecast for the “big trigger” on page 4. The new forecast for North Dakota tax revenues amid falling oil prices is out, and while it’s ugly it is slightly more optimistic than a Legislative forecast released a few weeks ago, at


Lawmakers Concerned About Overly Optimistic Revenue Forecast From Executive Branch

Tomorrow state lawmakers will get their last revenue forecast of their 80 day legislative session from executive branch Office of Management and Budget. From that, they will have to try and craft tax and spending bills that will govern the state until the next biennium ends June 30, 2017. It’s not an easy job, especially