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Dalrymple: Legislature Making Good Progress at Crossover

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today said much work remains for the 64th Legislative Assembly, but legislators have made good progress leading into crossover, which marks the midpoint in the legislative session.

“As we enter the session’s second half, we will continue working with the legislature to achieve our priorities, which include strong support for education and public safety, property tax reform, providing additional tax relief, and enhancements for pipeline integrity and rail safety,” Dalrymple said.

Dalrymple Appoints Ness to State Board of Higher Education

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced today the appointment of Michael Ness to the State Board of Higher Education. Ness has served 42 years in North Dakota public education and is retiring as superintendent of the Hazen Public School District at the end of this school year.

Dalrymple Signs SB 2103, Providing $1.1 Billion in Early Access Funding

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today signed into law Senate Bill 2103, making $1.1 billion in state funding immediately available for infrastructure projects and other critical needs, primarily in North Dakota’s oil-production region.   The funding package includes $972 million for Oil Country and another $128 million for counties and townships outside the state’s oil-production region.

Dalrymple Presses EPA on Issues Important to North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today met with Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, D. C. to discuss the agency’s proposed carbon emissions standards for existing coal-based power plants and other environmental issues important to North Dakota.

Dalrymple shared with McCarthy his concerns about the EPA’s development of new standards for carbon dioxide emissions.  Any new emission standards must be practical and offer flexibility for power generators to comply, he said.

Dalrymple Celebrates Grand Sky Lease Agreement

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple was joined today by other supporters of the Grand Sky UAS Business and Aviation Park to celebrate the completion of an enhanced use lease agreement that will allow for the business park’s development to move forward.

North Dakota Lands Its First UAS Manufacturing Venture

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined executives from ComDel Innovation, Inc. and Altavian in announcing the companies’ agreement to manufacture unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and UAS components at ComDel’s high-tech manufacturing plant in Wahpeton.

Dalrymple Statement on the Death of Former State Treasurer, Tax Commissioner Robert Hanson

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today provided the following statement in response to the death of Robert Hanson, former state treasurer, tax commissioner, and commissioner of veterans affairs. Hanson passed away Wednesday at the age of 67.

Dalrymple Signs Bill Promoting Civics Education

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today signed House Bill 1087 into law, requiring that North Dakota high school students pass a basic civics test to graduate.  With Dalrymple’s signature, North Dakota has become the second state to adopt a civics test requirement for high school graduation.

Gov. Dalrymple Statement on the Death of Former State Legislator Donald Clark

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple offered the following statement regarding the death Wednesday of former Fargo legislator Donald Clark.

Dalrymple Congratulates NDSU on Scholarship Endowment

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today congratulates North Dakota State University for establishing a $4.5 million scholarship endowment for students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  The governor has also thanked North Dakota-based Doosan and Bobcat Co. for contributing $3 million toward the permanent scholarship fund.

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