$5 Million Allocated to New Governor’s Residence

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Bismarck, ND – Nick Smith | Lawmakers paved the way Thursday for the construction of a new governor’s residence by passing a bill that would use dollars from a fund used for Capitol grounds building projects and private donations to construct the new home.

The House passed Senate Bill 2304 by a 69-22 vote Thursday, sending the bill to the governor’s desk.

“I think the time is now,” Rep. Jim Kasper, R-Fargo, said. “I believe the citizens of North Dakota would be very, very happy to see a new residence that they can look at even from the street and be proud of.”

The bill authorizes $4 million from the Capitol Building Fund and $1 million from private donations to construct a new governor’s residence during the 2015-2017 biennium. Construction would not begin until at least $500,000 in private donations were pledged.

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