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ND Governor Issues Guidelines for 2015 to 2017 State Budget

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State agencies are told to budget their spending...as usual.

Good evening, I'm Amber Schatz, thanks for joining us tonight.

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple issues the guidelines for the 2015 to 2017 state budget.

Corina Cappabianca was at the Capitol during that meeting, Corina?

The message from the Governor was clear.

Even though the state's general fund collections have totaled over two billion dollars in the last nine months...

Departments should work within their existing budgets for now.

Office of Management and Budget Director Pam Sharp says the state's General Fund collections are seven percent ahead of projections.

She expects an ending biennium balance of at least 500 million dollars.

It will be available for one-time future needs like infrastructure.

Governor Dalrymple is asking agencies for their spending plans for the state's next budget cycle.

Dalrymple will use the proposals to write his own spending recommendations to the Legislature-- when lawmakers meet in January.

The Governor asks agencies to work within existing budgets-- before submitting requests for additional funding.

He says he hopes the new budget will be conservative-- while meeting the demands of the growing population.

"Consider all opportunities to leverage or re prioritize existing resources, including staffing. Programs and staffing should always be evaluated in terms of their results, " says North Dakota Governor Dalrymple.

The state's current two-year, $6.8 billion dollar general fund budget has more than doubled since 2009.

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