Doug Burgum on Technology
$1.5B for roads, water projects, & airport infrastructure
Past governors and legislatures have established a legacy of strong investments in infrastructure. We aim to build on that legacy, proposing nearly $1.5 billion for roads--essential water projects--and airport infrastructure--as well as the $174 million
for technology investments.
With the Legacy Fund, we have an opportunity to create a new kind of infrastructure legacy. Infrastructure is a top priority for our administration, and this is the largest piece of our plan for Legacy Fund earnings.
By investing $55 million into an infrastructure revolving loan fund, we can leverage an estimated $370 million in borrowing power. Imagine--a source of super low-interest loans for local political subdivisions to
support everything from street paving and sewer replacement--to flood control projects and water treatment plants. Our communities will benefit for generations to come.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to North Dakota Legislature
, Jan 3, 2019
USMCA trade deal protects intellectual property rights
Innovation flourishes in America because we protect our creators. Copyright laws and intellectual property rights ensure that our creators can commercialize and profit from their ideas as they share them with the world. We often share our innovation
with the world, however-- this sharing creates a risk that our ideas will be stolen by bad actors. The USMCA offers protections for our creators, so that they will continue to benefit when they share with other peoples and nations.
Source: Fargo-Moorhead Forum on 2020 North Dakota gubernatorial race
, Dec 19, 2018
Main Street Initiative: use existing infrastructure fully
Burgum advocated for a shift away from the state's property tax buydown program and for long-term property tax reform by reducing the cost of local government. His Main Street Initiative will focus on utilizing existing infrastructure to its fullest
potential to reduce costs and create vibrant, healthy cities, he said. As part of that effort, Burgum said he will partner with mayors to ensure they have the tools, programs and empowerment they need for smart, healthy growth.
Source: Press release on 2017 North Dakota State of the State speech
, Feb 8, 2017
Page last updated: Nov 16, 2019