Print Column: It Won’t Be a Sexy Ballot Measure, but It Will Be an Important One


MINOT, N.D. — A coalition of interests met in Bismarck recently to discuss a ballot measure — a proposed amendment to the state constitution — which would invest Legacy Fund dollars into an infrastructure loan program for the state.

I’m sure many of you read that sentence and promptly fell asleep, because the nuances of policy behind how we finance things like sewage treatment plants just isn’t very sexy.

It doesn’t rank very high in the pantheon of American political debates.

Bear with me, because this is important.

I was able to finagle a draft copy of the proposed amendment out of one of the attendees, and while the language isn’t finalized, the road they’re on is a good one.

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