(BISMARCK, ND) – The Democratic-NPL Party released the following statement in response to Gov. Burgum’s request to reconsider Land Commissioner Jodi Smith’s plan to collect unpaid natural gas royalties. The Land Board met Thursday.
Communications Director Alex Rohr said:
“The courts told the Land Commissioner she can collect unpaid bills. The Land Board approved a plan to do it, but after hearing from lobbyists, Gov. Burgum started the delay tactics. He’s putting tens of millions of dollars owed to public schools in jeopardy. North Dakotans deserve a governor who keeps his word and stands up for public schools.”