Burgum emphasizes need for strong trade agreement during visit by Secretary Perdue

Gov. Doug Burgum joined U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue during his visit to Fargo today, discussing issues facing North Dakota ag producers at a roundtable discussion and celebrating the launch of an autonomous farming initiative.

Session delivers conservative budget, funds priorities and makes strategic investments without raising taxes

North Dakota is making strategic investments in its future, funding priorities and delivering citizens a conservative balanced budget without raising taxes, Gov. Doug Burgum said Saturday after the 66th Legislative Assembly adjourned its regular session sine die.

Burgum signs bill, thanks legislators for creating endowment for Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

State legislators who voted to create a $50 million endowment for the proposed Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum joined Gov. Doug Burgum today as he signed the bill into law and thanked the assembly, calling it “a historic piece of legislation that’s going to be transformational.”

Burgum statement on signing of State Water Commission budget bill

“This bill represents a strong commitment by the State of North Dakota to make major investments in water supply and flood control projects, including $82.5 million for Mouse River flood control in the Minot area and $66.5 million for Fargo-area flood control including the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project,” Burgum said. “Citizens across North Dakota will benefit from these investments through clean, reliable drinking water supplies and the protection of lives, property and livelihoods from catastrophic flooding.”

Burgum thanks Legislature for seizing historic opportunity with support for Roosevelt presidential library and museum

Gov. Doug Burgum today expressed his deepest gratitude to state legislators after they voted to approve an endowment for the proposed Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (TRPLM), laying the foundation for a world-class tourism destination in North Dakota.


Burgum signs legislation creating unified cybersecurity approach for North Dakota

Gov. Doug Burgum on Thursday signed Senate Bill 2110, a milestone that makes North Dakota the first state to authorize a central, shared service approach to cybersecurity strategy across all aspects of state government including state, local, legislative, judicial, K-12 education and higher education.  

Burgum vetoes Senate Bill 2055 for legislative overreach, unconstitutional delegation of power

Gov. Doug Burgum has vetoed Senate Bill 2055, citing legislative overreach and an unconstitutional delegation of power to the Legislature’s Budget Section.

Burgum applauds Judge Tunheim’s ruling allowing construction to proceed on F-M Area Diversion Project

Gov. Doug Burgum today applauded a much-anticipated ruling by Chief U.S. District Court Judge John Tunheim that modifies an injunction to allow construction to proceed on the critically important Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project. 

Burgum announces retirement of NDDOT Director Tom Sorel, thanks him for leadership and service

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the retirement of North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Director Tom Sorel, thanking him for his leadership in launching the Vision Zero traffic safety initiative, planning for future transportation needs and adopting innovative technologies to improve services.

Burgum signs bill exempting military retirement benefits from state income tax

Gov. Doug Burgum today signed legislation that exempts military retirement benefits from state income tax, one of several proposals included in his executive budget recommendation designed to address the state’s workforce shortage.