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Pollert: 'Prairie Dog' bill has support, but some detractors

The North Dakota House is preparing to vote on the infrastructure bill dubbed "Operation Prairie Dog."

The bill creates a permanent infrastructure fund for cities, counties and townships. The money would come from oil taxes. It adds another "bucket" for oil tax revenues.

House Majority Leader Chet Pollert (R-Carrington) said he thinks the bill's prospects are positive.

"But we have to make sure that it cash-flows," Pollert said.

Pollert said there are some House members who don't like parts of the bill. He said that's to be expected.

"I think there's something in 'Operation Prairie Dog' that you basically like 75 percent of the bill," Polert said. "But there's something you might not like."

Pollert said it's a large bill, with a lot of money and a lot of policy in it.

"There is some consternation," Pollert said. "It's one of those bills."

Pollert said the bill has gone through a few changes since introduction, especially in terms of how and when that bucket will fill.

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