BISMARCK – The chairman of the tribes whose lands produce 30 percent of North Dakota’s oil proposed changes Tuesday to a late-session bill that would lower the state’s oil extraction tax by 30 percent and scrap two tax breaks designed to keep oil companies drilling through low crude prices.
Amy Dalrymple and Mike Nowatzki
April 22, 2015
BISMARCK – Democratic lawmakers asked Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Monday to use his executive power to protect state employees from discrimination based on their sexual orientation, putting pressure on the governor to back up critical comments he made Thursday after the House GOP majority killed an anti-discrimination bill.
BISMARCK – For the third time in six years, North Dakota lawmakers have killed legislation that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation, despite warnings from some Democrats and Republicans that it could tarnish the growing state’s image and attract backlash similar to what Indiana and Arkansas have faced in recent days.
BISMARCK – North Dakota’s oil tax revenues took another nearly $1 billion hit in an updated revenue forecast released Wednesday, but the picture for general fund revenues was nearly $131 million rosier than in January, leaving some lawmakers scratching their heads as they pointed to slumping oil prices and a drop in drilling activity.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A group of six people including university officials, a student and lawmakers gathered at the University of North Dakota’s Gorecki Alumni Center Thursday evening to voice their opinion on what they want from a North Dakota University System chancellor.
BELFIELD, N.D. - Byron Richard’s pickup bounces up and down over the washboard gravel road. He clutches the wheel with one hand and points with the other as he passes dozens of oil wells on land where once crops grew and cattle grazed. A few of the wells are decades old; most are new or under construction. Oil field vehicles of assorted shapes and sizes clog the road in places and kick up thick clouds of dust.
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