Initially, state lawmakers thought the North Dakota legislative session could end on Friday, April 23. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Luick says the appropriations process has delayed sine die. The issue centers on numerous unknowns with the federal dollars. “No one has a firm grasp of how these dollars can be used and how many dollars are coming to different agencies and things. Appropriations is trying to figure out what to fund, how much and the timing. Lawmakers are also interested in learning how federal funds could actually help going forward. There are a lot of unknowns at this time.”
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