To paraphrase William Shakespeare: “Cry ‘have it,’ and let loose the ‘prairie-dogs’ of infrastructure.”
Gov. Doug Burgum has signed into law the so-called “Prairie Dog” infrastructure bill.
"It will provide $250 million to help cities, counties and townships in North Dakota non-oil producing areas to pay for their infrastructure needs," Burgum said at a Capitol signing ceremony.
The bill creates a new “bucket” for oil tax revenues. And the fund is permanent.
The money won’t be available until 2023.