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Published February 23, 2011, 02:47 PM

Dalrymple Seeking $31M for Flood Fighting

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says he's asking the Legislature for $31 million in emergency money for flood fighting and snow removal.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says he's asking the Legislature for $31 million in emergency money for flood fighting and snow removal.

The governor said Tuesday the measure includes $22 million in state support for the flood-fighting efforts of local governments.

Another $9 million would be available to help local governments who have spent their snow-removal budgets for the winter.

Senate Republican majority leader Bob Stenehjem of Bismarck says a delayed bill that includes the money will be introduced in the North Dakota Senate.

If the proposal draws two-thirds support in the Legislature, the money will be available for distribution right away.

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