Oil patch funds addressed
The North Dakota Senate agreed this week to allocate more than $1 billion for oil patch communities. After funding was initially removed from House Bill 1358 in the Senate Finance and Taxation Committee, amendments passed unanimously to send more dollars to oil and gas counties and communities. The bill now totals $1.157 billion with money allocated to Williston, Dickinson and Minot; money to cities in major oil-producing counties; schools; non-oil producing county roads; as well as airport, law enforcement and higher education grants. Read the article in the Bismarck Tribune.