Governor and Legislature Have Different View of "Narrow Focus"
While the Legislative Management committee agreed to restrict the upcoming special session to fixing the OMB Budget situation, Governor Burgum is asking for expanded tax cuts.
Yesterday, I wrote about the extensive list of proposed bills by the various legislators to be included in next week’s special legislative session.
Later in the afternoon, Legislative Management voted to restrict the special session to the original 14 bills drafted to “fix” the OMB budget problem that the North Dakota Supreme Court’s invalidation of SB 2015 exposed.
As the Bismarck Tribune reported, legislators voted to restrict the session to those original 14 bills, and a feel-good resolution supporting Israel.
This morning, Governor Burgum issued a press release asking the legislature to reconsider Representative Pat Heinert’s proposal to expand the tax cut package passed last session to include more residents in the 0% tax bracket.
Gov. Doug Burgum today expressed his disappointment that the agenda for next week’s special session of the state Legislature does not include proposed income tax relief that would utilize part of the state’s $288 million in excess revenue from the 2021-2023…