June 17, 2020

Dem-NPL Legislators Call for Special Session Amid Covid-19 Economic Fall-Out 

BISMARCK, ND — The Dem-NPL House and Senate Caucuses called today for a special session to ensure that the remainder of $1.25 billion in CARES Act funding is allocated fairly across North Dakota and to address the pandemic economy. Four Dem-NPL Legislators presented a $1 billion transportation bonding bill that would ensure counties, townships, and cities get the […]

June 16, 2020

Press Conference Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. CT: Prairie Dog, CARES Act, and the Economy

BISMARCK, ND — The Democratic-NPL House and Senate Caucuses will hold a virtual press conference Wednesday, June 17 at 11:30 a.m. to lay out an infrastructure proposal related to the covid-19 pandemic and its economic fall-out. Representatives will discuss legislative input for allocating CARES Act money and likely shortfalls to Prairie Dog funding.The North Dakota Emergency Commission […]

June 11, 2020

Food Access Group Calls for $53 Million From CARES Act For Emergency Need and Infrastructure

BISMARCK, ND — An Ad Hoc Committee on Food Access in North Dakota called today for $53 million in federal CARES Act funding to address ongoing food insecurity made worse by the covid-19 pandemic. Members of the group presented a three-pronged approach that included extending SNAP program benefits needed immediately while investing in local infrastructure and supply […]

June 10, 2020

Press Conference Thursday: Food Access and The CARES Act

BISMARCK, ND — On Thursday at 10 a.m., members of an Ad Hoc Committee on Food Access in North Dakota will hold a virtual press conference to propose allocating $53 million in CARES Act funding to address an ongoing need made worse by the covid-19 pandemic. As reported in multiple media outlets, Great Plains Food Bank has […]

June 9, 2020

Zach Raknerud Wins Dem-NPL Congressional Primary

BISMARCK, ND — Zach Raknerud secured the Democratic-NPL nomination for North Dakota’s congressional district tonight with a resounding victory. Raknerud was endorsed as the Democratic-NPL candidate for Congress at the virtual state convention in March. Democratic-NPL Chairwoman Kylie Oversen said:“As a working class, lifelong North Dakotan, Zach knows the struggles working families face every day with access to […]

May 20, 2020

Pete Buttigieg to Keynote Dem-NPL Virtual Governors’ Dinner 

BISMARCK, ND — The Democratic-NPL Party is excited to announce former Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will keynote the 3rd Annual Governors’ Dinner. The event is May 28 at 5 p.m. and will be held virtually for the first time as part of continued physical distancing efforts. The full speaker lineup will […]

May 12, 2020

Dem-NPL Statement on Emergency Commission’s Covid-19 Spending Recommendations

BISMARCK, ND — The Emergency Commission held a specially scheduled meeting Tuesday to make recommendations on more than $524 million in CARES Act money to the Office of Management and Budget as well as millions in other federal money and expenditures. The Legislative Budget Section committee will vote on the allocation on Friday. North Dakota is receiving more […]

May 8, 2020

Next Emergency Budget Process Must Include Earlier Legislative and Citizen Input

BISMARCK, ND — The state of North Dakota released more than $541 million in budget requests for the Office of Management and Budget and other spending related to the state’s $1.25 billion in federal covid-19 relief funding.Next week, the Emergency Commission will make a recommendation regarding the proposal to the legislative Budget Section, which will then vote on whether […]

May 7, 2020

Dem-NPL Statement on Coal Creek Station Plant Retirement

BISMARCK — Great River Energy announced today it would close McLean County’s Coal Creek Station plant in 2022, although a sale to another coal operator may be in the works.House Minority Leader Josh Boschee and Senate Minority Leader Joan Heckaman released the following statements.House Minority Leader Josh Boschee said:“Great River Energy has been an amazing partner […]

May 1, 2020

State Employees Earned Job Security; Past Time to Learn from Prior Shortfalls 

BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Burgum today announced his proposed budget guidelines for the 2021-2023 biennium. House Minority Leader Josh Boschee and Senate Minority Leader Joan Heckaman released the following statements. House Minority Leader Josh Boschee said: “North Dakota’s state employees have done an amazing job supporting our citizens through this crisis, although they didn’t always have the […]