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.

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