STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND UPDATED: Senate approves DOT budget, funding for oil counties
UPDATED 11:57 a.m. BISMARCKHelp will soon be on the way to help with infrastructure needs across North Dakota, particularly in the states oil-producing counties.
The state Senate unanimously approved... Posted on 4/11/11 at 11:56 AM
(WDAY TV) - The numbers behind the story are numbing: Up to 12-thousand new workers, 143-oil drilling rigs, 100-million barrels of oil, and the chance of a billion dollars in revenue flowing into the North Dakota treasury. And, it's coming out of Western North Dakota. For the next week, WDAY 6 News, as part of a Forum Communications special project, takes a look at life in the oil patch: From a rare look at life on a rig to the state's new millionaires.
North Dakota voters will decide this fall whether oil tax money should be set aside for future generations. Forum Communications Multimedia correspondent Teri Finneman explains what Measure 1 would mean for you.
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