BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple is preparing to outline his budget recommendations to the Legislature.
Dalrymple is speaking to a joint session of the North Dakota House and Senate on Wednesday. His budget speech will wrap up the Legislature’s organizational session.
Lawmakers have been getting ready this week for the start of the 2015 Legislature on Jan. 6.
Dalrymple earlier this year asked agencies to stick to their current spending plans when crafting new budgets for the next two years.
Dalrymple uses the proposals to craft his own spending recommendations to the Legislature.
The state’s current two-year, $6.8 billion general fund budget has more than doubled since 2009.