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April 21, 2015
House approves new oil tax formula; debate centered on short-term stability vs. long-term loss
April 21, 2015 - 8:06am
April 17, 2015
An oil well pump jack is seen at an oil field supply yard near Denver, Colorado, in this file photo taken February 2. North Dakota Republicans are proposing a late-session bill that would permanently reduce the state's oil extraction tax from 6.5 to 4.5 if a so-called "trigger" incentive kicks in June 1. (Rick Wilking/Reuters file photo)
Republicans propose adjusting oil taxes to hedge against lower crude prices
April 17, 2015 - 5:07pm
April 6, 2015
Senate passes oil tax formula bill without Dems’ amendment
April 6, 2015 - 8:42pm
April 3, 2015
Democrat leaders Onstad, left, and Heckaman
Dems propose ‘contingency’ oil funding amendment
April 3, 2015 - 7:48pm
March 27, 2015
Sen. Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson, speaks Sept. 17 at a meeting in Bismarck over proposed funds for western North Dakota. House Bill 1176 goes before the Senate Appropriations Committee Monday, and Wardner, one of the leading proponents of a new 60-40 tax revenue split, said legislators are "leaving the formula alone." (Katherine Lymn/The Dickinson Press file photo)
Wardner OK with House’s oil tax formula, but seeks other changes to bill
March 27, 2015 - 8:00pm
March 25, 2015
Lawmaker’s open records request to NDSU yields 100,000 pages of emails, could take two years
March 25, 2015 - 6:28pm
March 23, 2015
Dickinson State University's legislative funding in the current biennium will decrease as a result of declining student enrollment, North Dakota University System Interim Chancellor Larry Skogen told the Senate Appropriations Committee Monday. (Press File Photo)
DSU’s legislative budget proposed to decline
March 23, 2015 - 10:35pm
March 20, 2015
Press Photo by April Baumgarten 
Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson, works Monday in his office at the State Capitol Building in Bismarck.
Life of a legislator: From dawn to dusk and beyond, leaders’ hours filled with work for the people
March 20, 2015 - 10:27pm
February 25, 2015
Senate approves state funding for early childhood education
February 25, 2015 - 3:11pm
February 24, 2015
Bismarck Tribune Photo by Mike McCleary 
Gov. Jack Dalrymple, center, jokes Tuesday with Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson, left, after signing the surge bill into law at the state Capitol. The law releases $1.1 billion to go to western North Dakota counties impacted by the oil boom.
Gov. says yes to surge: Dalrymple signs off on $1.1B for oil impacts, roads
February 24, 2015 - 10:33pm
February 5, 2015
Reuters Photo 
Clean-up efforts continue Jan. 22 about 15 miles outside Williston after a pipeline spilled millions of gallons of saltwater into  the Blacktail Creek.
Amendment cuts mandate for monitoring devices on new N.D. pipelines, puts decision in Industrial Commission’s hands
February 5, 2015 - 11:42pm
January 31, 2015
Press Photo by Nadya Faulx 
Dickinson High School economics teacher Dave Michaelson speaks to a class of seniors Friday about North Dakota’s newest law, a mandate requiring all students beginning in the 2016-17 school year to pass a 100-question civics exam in order to graduate. Michaelson said he thinks the test will be “very achievable.”
Support, apprehension surround civics exam: Putting bill to the test could take work
January 31, 2015 - 11:03pm
January 13, 2015
Majority leader: Senate’s integrity ‘on the line’ in higher ed board confirmations
January 13, 2015 - 11:26pm
North Dakota lawmakers aim to provide fertilizer plant incentives: Legislation would exempt sales tax for construction
January 13, 2015 - 11:03pm
January 1, 2015
The North Dakota House of Representatives will be a busy place beginning Jan. 6, when the 2015 legislative session begins. (FNS File Photo by Mike Nowatzki)
Oil country funding leads legislative session
January 1, 2015 - 10:26pm