Murphy’s Law #32

The bill that dealt with NDSU Research and Extension has been contentious in the area of the Extension Service Soil...

Murphy’s Law #31

Township road money is a bone of contention in bill SB2013 which is the budget for Trust Lands. Oil country...

Murphy’s Law #30

Bills and the ideas that spawn them begin to pop up in unlikely places when legislative sessions get to the...

Murphy’s Law #29

The House killed SB2263 the other day. That was the Senate tiling bill. HB1390 is on the way to the...

Murphy’s Law #28

A big part of the whole scheme with making laws is relationships. Lawmaker to Lawmaker, Lobbyist to Lawmaker and Lobbyist...

Murphy’s Law #27

This is the week leading up to Easter and the Capitol natives are getting restless. It’s horse to the barn...

Murphy’s Law #26

Tiling bills look like they are about to be resolved as the chairman of the House Ag committee has decided...

Murphy’s Law #25

This morning I sat in on the first conference committee of the session. Usually they last half an hour and...

Murphy’s Law #24

Late on Friday afternoon in House Appropriations, a motion was made by Representative Streyle to eliminate any reference to SBARE,...

Murphy’s Law #23

You may recall that the last couple of sessions the Legislature “bought back” 12 percent of county budgets to take...

Murphy’s Law #22

You may recall that the last couple of sessions the Legislature “bought back” 12 percent of county budgets to take...

Murphy’s Law #21

Discussions with the Water, Tax, Transportation and other Worlds have us coming to conclusions that will go to the floor...