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Legislature grabbing for power - again

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"The legislative department is everywhere extending the sphere of its activity and drawing all power into its impetuous vortex."

This observation from Federalist Paper No. 48 (James Madison) is often quoted because legislatures are often trying to grab powers beyond their constitutional authority.  The North Dakota legislature has been in session for only a couple of weeks and it is already trying to draw power "into its impetuous vortex."

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