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February 3, 2015
Resolution would require lawmakers to live in district
BISMARCK — A proposal from North Dakota legislative leadership would require state lawmakers to live in the district they represent. The proposal, Senate Concurrent Resolution 4010, will go before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday morning. It would ask North Dakota voters...
February 3, 2015 - 10:49pm
January 28, 2015
Revenue forecast revealed: Some lawmakers less confident about the future
BISMARCK — North Dakota legislators on Thursday will issue a revised revenue forecast reflecting lower oil prices than those assumed by the governor’s budget recommendations for 2015-17. House Majority Leader Al Carlson, R-Fargo, said Wednesday that lawmakers need to have adjusted...
January 28, 2015 - 10:33pm
December 29, 2014
House leader wants to cut income tax rates to 0
BISMARCK — House Majority Leader Al Carlson said Monday he plans to introduce a bill next month that would phase out North Dakota’s personal and corporate income taxes, going a step further than a fellow Republican’s proposal. The Fargo lawmaker said reducing income tax rates...
December 29, 2014 - 6:04pm
November 17, 2014
Lawmakers question extra money for state employees in Oil Patch
BISMARCK – A program that sends millions of dollars in temporary raises and rental assistance to state employees in western North Dakota’s Oil Patch continues to rankle some lawmakers who question if all of the payments are necessary and whether the state should instead boost...
November 17, 2014 - 7:35pm
November 12, 2014
Carlson to serve fourth session as House majority leader
BISMARCK — State Rep. Al Carlson of Fargo will serve as Republican House majority leader for a fourth consecutive session of the North Dakota Legislature. Carlson ran unopposed for the spot during a meeting of GOP House members Tuesday night at Great River Energy in Bismarck. He...
November 12, 2014 - 10:31pm
October 23, 2014
Carlson wants state funds for Fargo dikes, water project with new legislations
FARGO — Surrounded by fellow area Republicans and city officials, a legislative leader from Fargo promised Wednesday to seek $275 million in next year’s legislative session for flood protection in the city and drought protection for the Red River Valley. Of the total, $125 million...
October 23, 2014 - 11:36pm
September 9, 2014
Carlson’s bill could give up to $50M to outdoor recreation
BISMARCK — While criticizing a ballot measure that would divert millions of dollars in North Dakota oil tax revenue into a conservation fund, House Majority Leader Al Carlson said he plans to introduce legislation next year that would spend $30 million to $50 million to enhance...
September 9, 2014 - 8:06pm
September 4, 2014
‘We need more money:’ House chairmen visit ND for ‘listening tour’
BELFIELD — The theme of two recent legislative tours of western North Dakota could be summed up with one phrase: “We need more money.” Those...
September 4, 2014 - 10:40pm
August 13, 2014
Debate over higher ed measure focuses on risk to accreditation
BISMARCK — Evoking memories of the 2012 diploma mill scandal and suicide at Dickinson State University and more recent missteps by higher education officials, House Majority Leader Al Carlson on Wednesday downplayed fears that a November ballot measure would put the accreditation...
August 13, 2014 - 4:58pm
February 4, 2014
Legislators look at water pipeline en route to Red River
FARGO — A key issue to decide whether the state joins local governments in a partnership to pipe Missouri River water to the Red River Valley: splitting the cost, estimated to range from $800 million to $1.1 billion. Backers of the proposed Red River Valley Water Supply Project...
February 4, 2014 - 10:38pm
State Medicaid expansion bill sent to Senate for vote
BISMARCK -- Lawmakers on two Senate committees recommended passing the proposed Medicaid expansion program that would provide insurance coverage to an estimated 20,000 North Dakotans who are currently living without. The final recommendation by the Senate Appropriations Committee...
April 4, 2013 - 12:00am
March 9, 2013
Changes on Fargo-Moorhead diversion amendments likely, but doubts linger
BISMARCK -- House Majority Leader Al Carlson of Fargo said Friday he is open to contributing more state funds toward the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project, though whether the project will be able to make use of the money remains in doubt. Carlson met with Fargo city officials...
March 9, 2013 - 12:00am
March 1, 2013
ND legislator apologizes for 'Nazi' tweet
BISMARCK -- A North Dakota House member from Jamestown said Thursday she "had a lapse in judgment," when she referred to Rep. Al Carlson of Fargo as a Nazi on Twitter. Rep.
March 1, 2013 - 12:00am
February 28, 2013
Jamestown Democrat apologizes for calling Al Carlson a Nazi
BISMARCK - A North Dakota House member from Jamestown took some heat Wednesday for referring to Rep. Al Carlson of Fargo as a Nazi on Twitter. Rep. Jessica Haak, a Democrat, was tweeting about the debate on funding private schools during the floor session Wednesday when she tweeted...
February 28, 2013 - 2:17pm
UND and the Big Sky: Who said what, when?
GRAND FORKS -- Rep. Al Carlson, R-Fargo, used North Dakota open records law last week to obtain emails between UND President Robert Kelley, the Big Sky Conference and the NCAA since Jan.
June 28, 2011 - 10:48pm