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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.

North Dakota legislators make base salary of $495 per month

State lawmakers in North Dakota now draw a base salary of $495 per month, in addition to travel outlays of 54 cents per mile (one round trip per week), according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

North Dakota community college tuitions jumped 22.8% over 15 years

North Dakota two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $4,064 in 2004-05 to $4,989 in 2019-20, the eighth smallest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

North Dakota governor makes annual salary of $129,096

The governor of North Dakota now draws a yearly salary of $129,096, the 35th highest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

NEA estimates North Dakota K-12 schools spent $1.9 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in North Dakota spent an estimated $1.9 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 4 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

North Dakota children in foster care numbered 1,576 last year

The number of youths in foster care in North Dakota at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 1,576, a 5.4 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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