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Port: Governor Burgum’s first real budget might be the most fiscally conservative spending plan North Dakota has seen in two decades

Although he was elected to office in the 2016 election cycle, and headed up the executive branch during the 2017 legislative session, the budget Governor Doug Burgum delivered to lawmakers today is really his first.

Burgum had been in office just weeks when he was due to delivered a budget address to the 2017 legislative session, and it would be fair to say that the budget he delivered belonged more to his predecessor Jack Dalrympe than it did to him.

Today we saw what a real Burgum budget looks like, and it may well be the most fiscally conservative spending plan our state has seen in nearly two decades.

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