Below is the committee hearing list, and the current Watchdog Watchlist for the week of February 6th, 2023 for the 2023 North Dakota Legislative…
Anti-"out-of-state" protectionism is built into the DNA of every North Dakotan, and has been the basis for our politics since statehood. It is also a…
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NTU: Grave Constitutional Concerns about ND’s Proposed Tax on Out-of-State Political MoneyWatch now (18 min) | National Taxpayers Union issues opinion on HB 1452's attempt to tax out-of-state political contributions.
Senate Committee Passes Huge Expansion of Renaissance Zone ProgramWatch now (11 min) | SB 2391 represents the largest expansion of the selective tax exemption program since its creation in 1999.
Urgent: Help Needed On Mobile Home Property Tax ReformWatch now (9 min) | House Tax and Finance issues 13-1 Do Not Pass on addressing unfair tax policies on Mobile Home Parks; declined to consider suggested…
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Senate Human Services issued a 5-1 DO NOT PASS recommendation on SB 2031
Audio: DSU Professor Updates Public On Open Records and Tenure BillsListen now (16 min) | Dr. Eric Grabowsky speaks with Steve Bakken on AM 1270 SuperTalk's "Talk of the Town" about the bills that seem to be seeking to…
SB 2391 Renaissance Zone Expansion Full TestimonyWatch now (61 min) | Above is the full hearing of SB 2391 to expanded the Renaissance Zone program. The committee amended the bill and gave it a 5-1 DO…

January 2023

Why do some legislators feel the need to change the state constitution to protect it, rather than to conserve what is already there? And a solution…
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Video: HB 1328 Committee WorkWatch now (18 min) | The above is video of the January 30th Committee work done on HB 1328 (Mobile Home Property Tax Reform). North Dakota's Watchdog…
Unreasonable Renaissance Zone Bill Threatens The Reasonable ApproachWatch now (24 min) | Earlier this session, I testified Neutral (with caveats) on HB 1266, a bill that would simply allow a city that failed to have it’s…
HB 1491 appropriated just under $90 million to make school lunches a covered part of school for all students.
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