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Tony Gehrig: Incentives Don’t Lower Property Taxes

Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig, left and Mayor Tim Mahoney listen to a discussion. Forum file photo I do not blame any company for seeking incentives. Rather, I blame the government for giving them away. Incentives represent an unfair and unsustainable tax system that affects real people. Show More Summary

Senator Heitkamp Posts Misleading Figures About Tax Reform on Social Media

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp talks about the prospect of temporarily housing refugee children at the Grand Forks Air Force Base during a recent visit to the Grand Forks Herald Editorial Board. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald I don’t think North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp voted on the tax reform bill’s merits. Show More Summary

Audio: Lawmaker Says as Many as 50 Percent of Women Who Work at Legislature Have Experienced Sexual Harassment

The North Dakota House of Representatives on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune With one ugly story after another about sexual harassment and abuse making headlines nationally, in Bismarck lawmakers have begun discussing their own policies on the matter. Show More Summary

Due Process for Me but Not for Thee Says the State Board of Higher Education

State Board of Higher Education Chair Don Morton, left, board member Greg Stemen and North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott listen during a meeting of the SBHE in Bismarck on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Andrew Haffner /...Show More Summary

There Is No Other Word for This Than Censorship

Student leaders at Concordia College in Moorhead have censored prominent conservative speaker Ben Shapiro. Specifically, they have voted to rescind funding for Shapiro’s speech which had previously been approved back in November as my colleagues Kim Hyatt and Patrick Springer report in the Fargo Forum. The cost of the speech was $7,080. A vote of...

NDGOP Chairman Rips White Supremacist Who Endorsed Senate Candidate, Criticizes Forum for Publishing Letter

Peter Tefft, as seen Monday, August 14, 2017, is a pro white civil rights activist. Dave Wallis / The Forum Fargo-based white supremacist Pete Tefft (who prefers to refer to himself as a “pro-white civil rights activist,” whatever that is) made a stir recently when he began posting social media messages supporting Republican U.S. Show More Summary

What if Al Franken Isn’t Really Resigning?

Senator Al Franken delivers a speech in which he announces his intention to resign. via YouTube When Senator Al Franken, amid calls for resignation from his fellow Democrats, announced that he’d be making an announcement on the floor of the Senate it was obvious that he’d strike a defiant tone. Show More Summary

Audio: Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem Says Constitutional Carry Hasn’t Slowed Demand for Concealed Carry Permits

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem Earlier this year North Dakota lawmakers passed “constitutional carry” legislation which essentially allows any lawful gun owner to carry a firearm concealed without a permit. Yesterday, during a radio...Show More Summary

John Andrist: Another “F Word” We Probably Shouldn’t Use

via Flickr “You’re fired!!” Boy, talk about action verbs. No wonder it is becoming more and more difficult to terminate an employment relationship. In the years when I was running my own small business not once did I use that F (“fire”) word. Mind you, I made a few hiring mistakes in my day that had to...

Audio: Farm Bureau President Says Criticism of Tax Bill Is Cover for Heitkamp

Daryl Lies, North Dakota Farm Bureau president Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service In recent days there has been a lot of criticism of the Republican tax bill in Congress and its impact on the agriculture industry. In an interview with...Show More Summary

Morton and Stemen: Get Both Sides of the Story on the Chancellor

FILE PHOTO: Chancellor Mark Hagerott of the North Dakota University System. (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald) “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” – Oscar Wilde “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance...Show More Summary

Democrats Have Lost Their Minds in Criticism of Tax Reform

via Pixabay My print column today addresses the hyperbolic response Democrats have launched at tax reform legislation which has now passed the House and Senate and is in the process of being reconciled into a final bill for President Donald Trump’s signature. “There is plenty of room for honest criticism of Republican tax reform,” I wrote. “It’s...

Stop Calling the Situation With Roy Moore a Dilemma

Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, at Young's Chapel Congregational Methodist Church in Piedmont, Ala., Aug. 11, 2017. The current furor, in which numerous women have come forward alleging that he approached, dated,...Show More Summary

Fargo Judge Wade Webb “on the Short List” to Be Nominated to Federal Bench

Judge Wade L. Webb Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor Earlier this year Judge Ralph Erickson was appointed to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals by President Donald Trump. Erickson had been serving as the United States District Court Judge for the District of North Dakota since 2003 when he was appointed by George W. Show More Summary

Minot Daily News: “Democrat Arguments Against Tax Reform Are Specious at Their Core”

With the House and Senate working this week on reconciling differences between the iterations of tax reform they’ve passed the Democrats are in full-on propaganda mode. Particularly here in North Dakota where Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s transparently partisan vote against the reform puts her re-election next year in serious jeopardy. But in an editorial the Minot Daily...

Audio: Fargo Attorney Says Cops Access Our Cell Phone Data “Far More Frequently Than Any of Us Know”

A case currently before the United States Supreme Court questions whether law enforcement officials can access data collected from your cell phone usage without a warrant. Here in North Dakota, a Fargo-based defense attorney says state lawmakers need to pass a law requiring such a warrant. The case is Carpenter vs. USA and deals with a...

North Dakota’s Legislature May Not Be as Conservative as You Think

If you listen to the gibberings of left wing commentators here in North Dakota you might get the idea that our state is run by an group of far-right extremists, but according to legislative ratings recently released by the American Conservative Union that doesn’t seem to be the case. In fact, North Dakota’s Republican majorities...

Senator Heitkamp’s Partisan Vote Against Tax Reform Hurts Her Reelection Chances in 2018

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald) Late yesterday – or early this morning, depending on how you look at it –  the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 1. That’s the tax cut bill you’ve been hearing so much about. It passed on a 51-49 vote, with every single Democrat in the Senate saying no. Including North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp. Now she...

Rep. Scott Louser: An Idea for Improving North Dakota’s Initiated Measure Process

via WDAY As a member appointed to the Initiated and Referred Measures Study Commission, one of the issues being debated is the lack of access to legal council for petitioners in North Dakota.  I propose an idea to require a petitioner to have legislative input into the process.  The proposal would require a petitioner to bring their idea...

Border States Electric CEO Says She Won’t Be Challenging Senator Heitkamp This Cycle

Tammy Miller, Border States Electric CEO Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor Tammy Miller, CEO of Border States Electric, had been considering seeking the NDGOP nomination for the United States Senate. If she’d won that nomination it would have pitted her against Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp. Show More Summary

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