FARGO, N.D. -- Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta made a stop in North Dakota with Senator Kevin Cramer and Governor Doug Burgum to meet with local leaders. Secretary Acosta highlighted association health plans,…
Gov. Burgum Wins First Veto on Salary Bonuses
Burgum said the legislation improperly infringes on the executive branch
BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Burgum has won his first veto fight with the GOP-led Legislature.
The North Dakota Senate has voted 33-13 to sustain Burgum’s rejection of a bill that limits a governor’s ability to set salary bonuses for staff.
The House voted 84-7 to override Burgum on Wednesday.
Burgum said the legislation improperly infringes on the executive branch.
Legislators passed the measure after Gov. Dalrymple approved nearly $100,000 in retention bonuses for five staffers in 2015.