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North Dakota ranks 3rd best in new economic outlook analysis

North Dakota finished third in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.

North Dakota ranks 19th best on corporate tax study

North Dakota finished 19th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

North Dakota not among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

North Dakota was not included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.

North Dakota job growth this year projected at 0.4%

Job growth in North Dakota is expected to reach 0.4 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 0.6 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

North Dakota has adequate funds to weather moderate recession

North Dakota would have adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

North Dakota ranks 16th in annual tax climate ranking

North Dakota finished 16th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

School superintendent is highest-paid public employee in North Dakota

Larry P. Nybladh, superintendent of schools in Grand Forks County, earned $231,210 in 2018, making Nybladh the highest-paid public employee in North Dakota last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in North Dakota to reach $803,102 in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for North Dakota arts agencies are projected to reach $803,102 for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $1.06 per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

North Dakota levies a total tax on lodging of 5%

Hotel room bills in North Dakota tack on a total state lodging tax of 5 percent, the 36th highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

No counties in North Dakota are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

No counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

266 borrowers in North Dakota filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in North Dakota who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 266, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$38.4 million in federal research dollars flowed to North Dakota in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to North Dakota totaled $38.4 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Rep. Larry Bellew Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

North Dakota Rep. Larry Bellew (district 38), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

North Dakota received nearly $1.9 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $1,885,819 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in North Dakota, the seventh lowest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

North Dakota 2-year college students pay $4,830 in tuition and fees

North Dakota two-year colleges charged students $4,830 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the 35th lowest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

The one U.S. House member from North Dakota makes $174,000 annually

The single U.S. House of Representatives member representing North Dakota draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

North Dakota 4-year university tuitions jumped 48.9% over 15 years

North Dakota four-year public university tuition and fees went from $6,240 in 2004-05 to $9,289 in 2019-20, the 31st largest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

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