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No Special Legislative Session in North Dakota

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North Dakota's Governor says no to a special legislative session this year.

Democrats have been calling for a special session to address money problems tied to western North Dakota's oil boom.

They made the formal request to the governor in February.

The Executive Director of the state's Democratic Party says spending in western North Dakota is at record levels.

He thinks a special session would have allowed the state to get ahead on some of the big financial issues the oil boom is causing, and says the Republicans are just playing politics.

"It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that these guys aren't going to do what Democrats want them to do even though it's the right policy. So it's disappointing to me that Governor Dalrymple and the super majorities in the legislature continue to play a political game with the folks living in Western North Dakota." says Chad Oban/ ND Democratic Party Exec. Dir.

"Even though we know that there are plenty of pressing needs in Western North Dakota, we've been able to find some solutions for them and we believe they will be able to make it through the summer and fall." says Gov. Jack Dalrymple/ (R) North Dakota.

Governor Dalrymple says there are plenty of solutions in place to make until the regular session meets in January, 2015.

He says he's spoken with many mayors and officials in Western North Dakota and they told him, they'll make it until then.

But, he says, it will be a big priority next January.
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