Typo in North Dakota secretary of state's budget will be fixed, officials say
BISMARCK — A typo in bill language outlining North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger's salary will be fixed before the session's end, officials said Tuesday, April 23.
The bill, which has already been signed by Gov. Doug Burgum, is supposed to describe Jaeger's salary for the two-year budget cycle that starts July 1. But it mistakenly bumps up his salary through June 30 of this year, the day before the new biennium starts and the bill’s effective date.
A Forum News Service reporter flagged the error to Jaeger Monday afternoon. On Tuesday morning, he said the Office of Management and Budget and Legislative Council were made aware of the mistake.
Jaeger, a Republican, and OMB Director Joe Morrissette said the error will be corrected in the OMB budget bill, which captures a variety of amendments at the end of session.