RICK BECKER

Constitutional amendment would eliminate North Dakota property taxes

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – A Bismarck lawmaker has introduced a state Constitutional amendment that would eliminate local property taxes. Republican Rep. Rick Becker told the House Judiciary Committee the state would take over funding for schools, parks, police, firefighters and other local government expenses. He also said this would not affect local control. There would be exceptions for special projects,…

Lawmaker to Introduce Bill to Allow Guns on ND Capitol Grounds

North Dakota has had a policy against carrying firearms on the state Capitol grounds since 1989.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A North Dakota lawmaker says he will aim to ensure firearms are legal on the state Capitol grounds after a pro-gun rally he hosted there drew some supporters who were probably packing heat. Bismarck Republican Rep. Rick Becker says he will introduce legislation to change the policy when the Legislature reconvenes in 2021. Dozens attended the “Shall Not Be…

Constitutional Carry: Loaded Firearms Not Allowed in Vehicles

A new law in North Dakota does not allow loaded guns in vehicles for people without a permit

BISMARCK, ND — A North Dakota representative said oversight in the new constitutional carry law prohibits loaded firearms inside vehicles. People can still have a firearm in their vehicle as long as it is not loaded with any active shells. According to the law’s text, anyone in violation of this could be charged with a class B misdemeanor. North Dakota…

Does North Dakota Have Too Many Colleges?

The state has seven, four-year colleges and four, two-year schools

  NORTH DAKOTA — A former Republican candidate for governor says North Dakota has too many colleges. State Rep. Rick Becker told the state Board of Higher Education that it’s time to look into ”re-purposing some of the campuses.” The state has seven, four-year colleges and four, two-year schools. Becker says the state determined the number of institutions at a…