The North Dakota Legislative session adjourned early Friday morning. Once North Dakota’s Health and Human Services budget fell into place, lawmakers worked out the details of the Office of Management and Budget bill. “The budget is like a jigsaw puzzle. Some puzzle pieces have to fall into place before you can see where the last piece needs to go and what that means for the state’s finances,” said Pete Hanebutt, Director of Public Policy, NDFB. Agriculture was waiting on the OMB bill. The bill provides $30 million for rural infrastructure. Federal aid would match $20 million. “There were times during the session where not everyone knew where rural road funding would come from and funds were needed. Leadership from both sides assured us they’d take care of rural communities and that came true.” Now, the bill needs a signature from Governor Burgum.
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