Gov. Doug Burgum

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Gov. Doug Burgum wants to see more collaboration among state agencies when it comes to building budgets.

Next month, Burgum will release his budget guidelines for state agencies for the 2019-2021 biennium. State agencies will build their budget requests based on those guidelines. But Burgum told representatives of agencies during a meeting in Bismarck Wednesday agencies sometimes have similar responsibilities, but their own budgets for certain programs and issues, such as addiction treatment. And he wants agencies to be more collaborative.

Breaking: ND Legislature sues Gov. Burgum

Dec 8, 2017
Prairie Public file

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.”

11th annual Fill The Dome marks another success

Nov 22, 2017
T.McDonald / Prairie Public

The 2017 total weight in collected food was down slightly… But it doesn’t diminish the accomplishment. Prairie Public Reporter Todd McDonald has details...

T.McDonald / Prairie Public

Governor Doug Burgum says global trends are starting to shape how services are being delivered. As reporter Todd McDonald tells us, the Governor has a chance to explain what that means for Higher Education when he spoke with an interim legislative committee at NDSU, Thursday.

ND Teacher of the Year announced

Sep 28, 2017
Fargo Public Schools / Fargo Public Schools

With the 5 finalists on stage the 2018 North Dakota Teacher of the Year was formally announced in Fargo, Thursday afternoon… Todd McDonald has this story…

Governor Burgum's First Veto Being Challenged

Mar 29, 2017

With bi-partisan support, members of the North Dakota House overturned Governor Burgum’s first legislative veto. Reporter Todd McDonald has details...

The state of North Dakota has launched a new Website that Governor Burgum is touting as a one-stop shop for people looking for information during a significant public event – such as a disaster.

The Website is

"That Website is going to be a way for us to have one-stop shopping for North Dakota residents and the media, when they search on-line for the state's response during any major event," Burgum told reporters.

Burgum state of the state -- more belt tightening, some new initiatives

Jan 4, 2017

In his first State of the State Address, Governor Doug Burgum called on lawmakers to dig-deeper when it comes to finding budget savings and create ways to make government more efficient,

"Gov. (Jack) Dalrymple's proposed budget for 2-17-19 would reduce general fund spending by roughly $1.2 billion," Burgumm said. "That's a great start. But given the revenue uncertainty, we must dig deeper."