GovBeat: North Dakota

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

North Dakota considers special session on oil country growth

Rapid growth is posing new challenges to North Dakota cities and counties.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Energy, North Dakota

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Map: Where tea partiers live, by state

Alaska is home to the most, per capita. New York, the least.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:05 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, map, maps, Montana, New Jersey, New York, newsletter, North Dakota, Rankings, tea party, wyoming

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 12/30/2013

FAA picks six states for drone testing

The decision could bring billions in economic development as the number of drone manufacturers grows in coming years.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:52 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, drones, Nevada, New York, newsletter, North Dakota, States, texas, virginia

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/23/2013

In 27 states, unemployment is at its lowest in at least four years

But the state labor recovery remains weak.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Idaho, jobless, jobs, Nevada, New Jersey, newsletter, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Unemployment

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Energy states have the biggest budget cushions

Being home to a substantial energy sector has provided a few states some fiscal security.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, budget, budgets, Energy, North Dakota, texas, West Virginia, wyoming

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013

In 16 states, unemployment is at its lowest in at least four years

But the nation is still far from enjoying a full jobs recovery.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, employment, Florida, georgia, indiana, jobs, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Unemployment, Wages & Employment, wisconsin

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 11/18/2013

People in the Northeast and Midwest (and Texas) pay the highest property taxes

Depending on which county you live in, property taxes can amount to anywhere from 0.2 percent to 3.1 percent of a home’s value.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:38 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, housing, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, taxes, texas, VERMONT, wisconsin

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 11/14/2013

What housing recovery? Home values and ownership are down post-recession

The state of housing in the United States is worse over the past three years than it was during the previous three.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:34 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, housing, Iowa, Nevada, North Dakota

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 10/16/2013

North Dakota poised to top 1 million barrels of oil per day

The Bakken oil field is the reason North Dakota’s economy thrived during the Great Recession.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:33 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Fracking, North Dakota, recession, States

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 09/26/2013

The Midwest is really good at the SATs

High school students in Illinois and North Dakota scored best, with only bragging rights at stake.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:40 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, Illinois, North Dakota, Rankings, States

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/20/2013

What’s going on in North Dakota?

A decade of fracking has the lights burning bright.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  North Dakota

Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Household incomes stabilize, but still below 2000 levels

The U.S. median household income was flat last year, but incomes remain far below 2000 levels.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:02 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, North Dakota, Rankings, States

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Per-student spending dropped by a fifth in Oklahoma and Alabama in just six years

At least 34 states spend less per student now than before the recession, according to a new report.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  07:32 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alabama, alaska, Arizona, budget, census, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Connecticut, education, florida, iowa, kansas, national association of state budget officers, North Dakota, Oklahoma, oregon, per-student, spending, student, West Virginia