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Following the 2024 State of the State address, North Dakota Democrats and NPL criticize Governor Burgum



Bismarck, North Dakota – In response to North Dakota’s 2024 State of the State Address, the Dem-NPL in the state is acting.

The remarks are from ND Dem-NPL members Senate Minority Leader Kathy Hogan and House Minority Leader Zac Ista. After Dickinson’s Tuesday state speech, which highlighted the state’s strong rates of work participation, population growth, and various other achievements, they released a statement.

“North Dakotans are demanding more than just another income tax cuts,” said Hogan. “They want real solutions to the workforce crisis, the childcare crisis, the housing crisis, and the mental health crisis—all of which have gone unsolved on Republicans’ watch. Democrats have been beating the drum for more investments in each of these areas for years. But the outgoing administration’s focus on the things that will really improve the lives of everyday North Dakotans was too little and too late.”

“The truth is this: the Biden Administration has invested billions of federal dollars into North Dakota’s infrastructure, housing, and broadband internet. Inflation is down. Unemployment is down. Gas prices are down. Consumer confidence, wages, and the stock market are up. And under Joe Biden, America is producing more oil than any country in history,” said Ista. “It’s time for the Governor to reboot his language to match reality.”

They also aim to give full funding for school lunches, public education, and support for public servants top priority, in addition to the Dem-NPL’s statements.