Republican Legislative leaders have rolled out an “infrastructure” plan for the 2019 Legislature.
The plan affects the entire state, not just the Oil Patch.
"We want our state to grow," said Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner (R-Dickinson) at a Bismarck news conference. "We need to meet the needs of infrastructure across the state."
The proposal creates three new “buckets” funded through oil taxes: a $115 million county/township infrastructure fund; a $115 million municipal infrastructure fund; and a $50 million airport fund.