State of North Dakota secondary Archives: on Government Reform


Thomas Campbell: Cut bureaucracy and red tape

Tom's career as a successful businessman is why he understands how North Dakota can compete in the 21st century economy. He knows North Dakota has a tremendous opportunity to diversify its economy in areas like technology, health care and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), but we need the right policies in Washington to help us grow. Tom will cut the bureaucracy and red tape and help our new businesses grow.
Source: 2018 North Dakota Senatorial websiteTomForNorthDakota.com Oct 1, 2017

Doug Burgum: Veto $5,000 limits on executive branch bonuses

Gov. Doug Burgum's first use of his veto powers might also result in the first time he's overruled by lawmakers. HB 1153, a response to what many saw as exorbitant bonuses issued by former Gov. Jack Dalrymple, would have limited future executive branch bonuses to $5,000. Burgum vetoed the bill, saying it "violates the constitutional exercise of executive authority to manage state agencies."

Lawmakers could overturn his veto. It takes just a two-thirds vote in each chamber to do so. This bill passed 91-1 in the House and 36-10 in the Senate. Lawmakers were peeved when Burgum railed against an alleged "good old boys" club in Bismarck. They might see this as their opportunity for a bit of revenge.

Follow-up: House lawmakers voted 84-7 to override the Governor on House Bill 1153 on March 29. The Senate failed to override Gov. Burgum's veto on March 30, with 13 of 47 senators voting to override the veto.

Source: Grand Forks Herald on North Dakota voting record HB 1153 Mar 29, 2017

Jack Dalrymple: OpEd: Legislative $5,000 limit on governor's executive bonus

Gov. Doug Burgum's first use of his veto powers might also result in the first time he's overruled by lawmakers. HB 1153, a response to what many saw as exorbitant bonuses issued by former Gov. Jack Dalrymple, would have limited future executive branch bonuses to $5,000. Burgum vetoed the bill, saying it "violates the constitutional exercise of executive authority to manage state agencies."

Lawmakers could overturn his veto. It takes just a two-thirds vote in each chamber to do so. This bill passed 91-1 in the House and 36-10 in the Senate. Lawmakers were peeved when Burgum railed against an alleged "good old boys" club in Bismarck. They might see this as their opportunity for a bit of revenge.

Follow-up: House lawmakers voted 84-7 to override the Governor on House Bill 1153 on March 29. The Senate failed to override Gov. Burgum's veto on March 30, with 13 of 47 senators voting to override the veto.

Source: Grand Forks Herald on North Dakota voting record HB 1153 Mar 29, 2017

Rick Becker: Voted YES on $5,000 limit on governor's executive bonus

Gov. Doug Burgum's first use of his veto powers might also result in the first time he's overruled by lawmakers. HB 1153, a response to what many saw as exorbitant bonuses issued by former Gov. Jack Dalrymple, would have limited future executive branch bonuses to $5,000. Burgum vetoed the bill, saying it "violates the constitutional exercise of executive authority to manage state agencies."

Lawmakers could overturn his veto. It takes just a two-thirds vote in each chamber to do so. This bill passed 91-1 in the House and 36-10 in the Senate. Lawmakers were peeved when Burgum railed against an alleged "good old boys" club in Bismarck. They might see this as their opportunity for a bit of revenge.

Follow-up: House lawmakers voted 84-7 to override the Governor on House Bill 1153 on March 29. The Senate failed to override Gov. Burgum's veto on March 30, with 13 of 47 senators voting to override the veto. [Rep. Becker voted YEA on 3/29]

Source: Grand Forks Herald on North Dakota voting record HB 1153 Mar 29, 2017

Thomas Campbell: Voted NO on $5,000 limit on governor's executive bonus

Gov. Doug Burgum's first use of his veto powers might also result in the first time he's overruled by lawmakers. HB 1153, a response to what many saw as exorbitant bonuses issued by former Gov. Jack Dalrymple, would have limited future executive branch bonuses to $5,000. Burgum vetoed the bill, saying it "violates the constitutional exercise of executive authority to manage state agencies."

Lawmakers could overturn his veto. It takes just a two-thirds vote in each chamber to do so. This bill passed 91-1 in the House and 36-10 in the Senate. Lawmakers were peeved when Burgum railed against an alleged "good old boys" club in Bismarck. They might see this as their opportunity for a bit of revenge.

Follow-up: House lawmakers voted 84-7 to override the Governor on House Bill 1153 on March 29. The Senate failed to override Gov. Burgum's veto on March 30, with 13 of 47 senators voting to override the veto. [Sen. Campbell voted NAY on 3/30]

Source: Grand Forks Herald on North Dakota voting record HB 1153 Mar 29, 2017

Eliot Glassheim: Regulate campaign contributions from corporations and unions

Q: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?

A: Yes.

Source: VoteSmart 2016 North Dakota Political Courage Test Aug 8, 2016

Robert Marquette: Give SCOTUS nominees an up-or-down vote

There has been a lot of political rhetoric out of Washington recently regarding Merrick Garland's nomination to the SCOTUS. Establishment republicans, like John Hoeven, have spent the last 5 years circumventing budget sequesters, blasting through spending caps, waging illegal wars and destroying our economy. Now that we are entering an election cycle, suddenly they play like they are concerned with preserving the rights of Americans and the Constitution.

I searched the web for Senator Hoeven's position on the subject, and as expected, I found nothing. Dead silence. Apparently the good Senator is hiding in a corner somewhere waiting for someone to give him permission to say something or tell him what to think.

While Senator Hoeven plays it safe, this partisan drama only fuels the political partisanship that divides the people. Enough of the games. Give Merrick Garland an up or down vote on the floor of the Senate.

Source: 2016 North Dakota Senate campaign web RobertForSenate.org Mar 16, 2016

Robert Marquette: Shed light on entrenched political corruption and cronyism

Marquette received the North Dakota Libertarian Party endorsement at its convention in November in Mandan. "If elected, I will fight for sound monetary policy, I will shed light on the corruption and cronyism of the entrenched political parties, and I will always work to drastically reduce government's influence in our lives," Marquette said in a press release.
Source: Bismarck Tribune on 2016 North Dakota Senate race Feb 22, 2016

Doug Burgum: Pledge to support term limits

MY PLEDGE
Source: 2016 North Dakota governor campaign website DougBurgum.com Feb 2, 2016

Jack Dalrymple: Change restrictions for Voter ID

Excerpts from legislation: HB 1333: Amends Valid Forms of Voter Identification: