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Published March 13, 2013, 08:42 AM

North Dakota Legislative session pegged at $65K daily

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Budget analysts say the North Dakota Legislative session costs taxpayers $65,000 a day.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Budget analysts say the North Dakota Legislative session costs taxpayers $65,000 a day.

That comes to about $5.6 million over an 80-day session.

The North Dakota constitution limits North Dakota legislative sessions to 80 days every two years. A proposal has been introduced that would add another 40 days. That would bump the cost by $2.6 million.

The Legislature consists of 94 representatives and 47 senators. They're paid $157 daily when the Legislature is in session, including Saturdays and Sundays.

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