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Senate passes new K-12 funding formula

April 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Senate lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that would provide $714 million in property tax relief while increasing state aid to school districts. Continue Reading

Bill changing grand jury petitions passes in state Senate

April 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK More signatures may soon be required to petition a grand jury to hear allegations of wrongdoing against a public official. Continue Reading

House raises grand jury bar: Petitioners will need more signatures to convene investigations

February 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK A bill approved 61-33 Wednesday by the House updates North Dakota’s law regarding grand juries and increases the number of petition signatures required for citizen-initiated grand jury investigations. Continue Reading

Bill seeks to raise the bar for citizen grand jury petitions

February 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK A bill in the North Dakota House seeks to change the process for citizen-initiated grand juries, a statute few were aware was on the books until Dunn County residents petitioned to investigate the governor last year. Continue Reading

Supreme Court dismisses appeal for Dunn County petition against Gov. Dalrymple

January 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The North Dakota Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal related to a petition effort calling for a grand jury to investigate allegations of bribery against Gov. Jack Dalrymple, but a similar petition is being readied for submission. Continue Reading

2nd petition calls for grand jury this time involving Measure 2 from primary election

November 8, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON A little-used provision of state law allowing citizens to petition for a grand jury investigation has been utilized for the second time in two weeks, with the man behind one petition drive saying there could be more to come. Continue Reading