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Plain Talk With Rob Port

Jan 24, 2019

State Rep. Scott Louser (R-Minot) talks about his legislation which would require party identification in local elections like county commission, municipal government, and even in sheriff elections. Candidates would have to affiliate themselves with a political party, or choose to list themselves as independent.

Jan 23, 2019

State Senator Merrill Piepkorn talks about his legislation to raise North Dakota's oil extraction tax from 5 percent back up to 6.5 percent. It was lowered during the 2015 legislative session as a part of reform that also eliminated an exemption from the extraction tax triggered by low prices. The net revenue impact...

Jan 22, 2019

Rob talks about the Buzzfeed and Covington High School stories, and explores why nobody in America's newsrooms was pumping the brakes on them.

Also, Julie Ellingson from the North Dakota Stockmen's Association talks about legislation which would close off even unposted private land to public access unless the landowner...

Jan 21, 2019

Audio from Rob's appearance on the Jay Thomas Show on WDAY AM970. Jay and Rob talk about the controversy over the Covington High School teenagers at the March for Life event in Washington, D.C.

Jan 21, 2019

In this episode Rob talks about the Fargo Forum and others criticizing Republican lawmakers for their bill implementing Measure 1, which was approved in the 2018 election. But the Forum editorialized against Measure 1 during the election. Now they're lashing out at lawmakers for supposedly watering down the measure, and...