North Dakota’s Legislative Management Committee has hired Jon Bjornson as the new director of the Legislative Council.
If you are not a legislator, you may be wondering – what’s that?
"Not a lot of people know who we are, what we are and what we do," Bjornson said.
The Council writes legislation, manages fiscal affairs and provides legal advice to legislators. Bjornson said the Council is the only staff lawmakers have.
"You are citizen legislators," Bjornson told Legislative Management. "All the other branches and elected officials have their own staffs."