Dec 5, 2012 at 1:07 pm
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple is recommending a $12.8 billion, two-year budget to the Legislature.
The governor delivered his budget message Wednesday to a joint session of the North Dakota Legislature. It lasted just under an hour.
Dalrymple's blueprint includes big spending increases for public works, local schools and North Dakota's university system.
UND's Med School would pick up 68 million dollars and the UND Law School would get a 12 million dollar update.
It provides slight income tax reductions for corporations and individuals.
It gives western North Dakota's oil-producing counties a greater share of state tax revenues. It sets aside chunks of oil tax money for renewable energy and conservation projects.
Dalrymple wants the Legislature to double the current state subsidy for local property taxes to $714 million.