What will this session be remembered for?Bismarck, ND (WDAY TV) - North Dakota lawmakers are down to their final weeks of the session. When the committee work is over and the chambers are empty, what will this session be remembered for? The public may say the Sioux Nickname, but legislators have other answers.
By: Teri Finneman, WDAY
STATE SENATOR RAY HOLMBERG - (R) Grand Forks: “We were going to invest money in our future. We were going to reduce taxes, and we were going to save some money. And I think all three by the end of the session will be what we accomplish. And I think we will be remembered for that.”
SENATOR REP. KATHY HAWKEN - (R) Fargo: “I would hope that when we are, when we've completed our work here, that it will be remembered because we did some really good things for our infrastructure, including Devils Lake and the roads in the west and those kinds of things.”
But some legislators point out that there are negatives.
STATE SENATOR CAROLYN NELSON - (D) Fargo: “For years we've been telling people that there's going to be a day when we have the money and we can do these things: we can help children; we can help education; we can help the tribes; we can help with infrastructure, maintenance, all of those kinds of things. This time we had it and it didn't get done.”
The session wraps up next month.