North Dakota Democrats chair one interim committee, call it ‘unfortunate’

State lawmakers finalized the interim committee assignments today. The groups will look at various issues over the next 18 months, but today’s meeting might have created another one.

Democrats wanted to chair three or four committees and ended up with one. House Minority leader Josh Boschee, D-Fargo, says they had an agreement with republican leadership. Now Boschee says republicans failed to live up to their promise.

A bipartisan committee of legislators is already causing a rift between the two parties as democrats will chair one interim committee over the next 18 months, less than the three or four they were hoping for.