Burgum releases statement on Supreme Court’s decision in lawsuit over veto authority

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 6:00pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today after the North Dakota Supreme Court issued its decision in a lawsuit brought by the state Legislature challenging the governor’s veto authority related to vetoes issued at the end of the 2017 legislative session.

“We are very pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision and thank the justices for answering this important constitutional question,” Burgum said. “The Supreme Court validated our original intent, which was to protect executive branch authority from encroachment. We appreciate the support and partnership of the Attorney General on this landmark case. We look forward to working with our legislative partners to fund our priorities while ensuring state government is operating as efficiently and effectively as possible to make the most of taxpayer dollars.”

The Supreme Court’s decision can be viewed here.