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Senator Wardner: "Terrible amendment" for Hub Cities

Apr 7, 2017

Rich Wardner   Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner is not happy with the Legislature's amendment regarding hub city money.

  "It's a terrible amendment. These communities have invested, had to build infrastructure to take care of the influx of people for the oil industry," Wardner said to The Dickinson Press Friday morning. "They had to do it, and now they've got to pay their bills, and now we'd be jerking their funding source."

  As of Friday morning, the amendment, if passed, would take $16 million over the coming biennium from the oil and gas producing townships and instead give that money to the non-oil producing townships, Wardner said.

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