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Port: Democrats may introduce bill to raise oil tax during special session

On Tuesday next week North Dakota lawmakers will convene in Bismarck for a special session called earlier this month by Governor Jack Dalrymple. The proceedings will kick off with an address from Dalrymple at 9:30 a.m., at which point he'll appar...

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On Tuesday next week North Dakota lawmakers will convene in Bismarck for a special session called earlier this month by Governor Jack Dalrymple.

The proceedings will kick off with an address from Dalrymple at 9:30 a.m., at which point he’ll apparently lay out what his specific priorities are for fixing the budget shortfall which necessitated the special session. Priorities that even Republican lawmakers aren’t exactly certain of at this point .

The Democratic super minority  has released to the public  the specifics of their plan for the shortfall, but so far the Republican plan (really Dalrymple’s plan) has been kept under wraps outside of some hints about  using profits from the state-owned Bank of North Dakota  to fill in budget holes.

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