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...

Murphy’s Law #20

Yesterday was spent partly in Senate Finance and Tax as the committee worked on HB1361 which is about property tax...

Murphy’s Law #19

Big news. Today, upon the 5-0 Do Not Pass Recommendation of the Senate Agriculture Committee, the floor unanimously followed that...

Murphy’s Law #18

On Tuesday, the Grower’s board had a meeting in Fargo that touched on many issues including subcommittee meetings for a...