The North Dakota Legislature has now filed suit against Governor Doug Burgum over some of his line-item vetoes.
Burgum used that line-item power to change parts of various spending bills. Lawmakers argue Burgum deleted words of phrases in budget bills that change their intent – and they say by doing that, Burgum went beyond his powers.
In a statement, Burgum said, “It’s disappointing to see scarce taxpayer dollars being spent on a costly lawsuit over something that’s already been addressed in an Attorney General’s opinion.”
The suit was filed in the North Dakota Supreme Court.
This story will be updated.