The state Legislature’s lawsuit against Gov. Doug Burgum over his vetoes does not cover Burgum’s veto of extra funding for township roads in non-oil producing counties. Nor does it seem likely that lawmakers will meet in special session to overturn the veto.
That leaves 1,610 townships with $10,000 less in funding than they’ve had in recent years.
Amid oil income in the 2013 and 2015 legislative sessions, lawmakers allocated $10,000 to each of the non-oil producing townships to help them with the road maintenance.