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ND Lawmakers Reach Halfway Mark

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Legislature has finished work on more than 900 bills and is gearing up to begin working again.
    
Lawmakers call the change "crossover." It's when House members start working on Senate bills, and vice versa.
    
Gov. Jack Dalrymple says that the Legislature is "making good progress in addressing the state's priorities."
    
At the session's halfway point, 341 of the proposed 511 House bills have passed and now go to the Senate. On the flipside, the Senate has approved 293 of the 405 bills proposed there. Those bills move on to the House for consideration.
    
Dalrymple fast tracked two bills - a Senate bill that makes $720 million immediately available for road improvement projects statewide, and a House bill that makes $31 million available for rural water projects.

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