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How to spend: Cash-rich Legislature must choose best way to spend it

Published 01/05/2013, The Jamestown Sun

With the 2013 North Dakota Legislative Assembly set to convene Tuesday, lawmakers are bracing themselves for an 80-day money-grab. Elected officials will look to spend Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s proposed $12.8 billion 2013-2015 biennium budget — about $2.8 billion more than the current state budget of $9.92 billion — as the state tries to keep pace with rapid growth in western North Dakota.

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