North Dakota’s 66th Legislative Assembly wrapped up the 2019 session after approving a $4.8 billion general fund budget, which includes support for infrastructure projects across the state. Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) representatives made frequent visits to the State Capitol from January through late April in support of a variety of water infrastructure projects.
“The legislative session feels like a marathon at times because there is so much to do in a short period of time. The legislature put a lot of focus on infrastructure this session, which is very appreciated. Garrison Diversion is particularly thankful to Sen. Rich Wardner, Rep. Chet Pollert, Rep. Jim Schmidt, and Sen. Gary Lee, who are strong advocates for the Red River Valley Water Supply Project,” says Merri Mooridian, Garrison Diversion administrative officer and deputy program manager of RRVWSP Administration. “We’re grateful to all of North Dakota’s lawmakers and the State Water Commission for their ongoing support.”
ND Water, June 2019 - Garrison Diversion 2019 Legislative Session Recap