"We are going to be starting something new in North Dakota."
That's how Sen. Ray Holmberg (R-Grand Forks) opened the first meeting of the Legislative Revenue Advisory Committee. Holmberg chairs it.
"The Legislature is going to get involved much earlier than we have ever before in the past regarding budget projections," Holmberg told the Committee.
Normally, the executive branch would issue an “official” forecast. And the Legislature would make adjustments to the assumptions as the session went on. Holmberg said this is a significant change in that procedure.