BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum said North Dakota should avoid a “scarcity mindset” and embrace its status as a provider of energy, food and technology during his State of the State address Thursday, Jan. 3, the first day of the 2019 legislative session.
“Today, the state of the state is that we stand at the cusp of a new era in North Dakota’s history,” he told the packed state House chambers. “And by harnessing the courage to dare greatly, we will cultivate a prosperous future for generations to come.”
The first-term Republican governor also touted successes during his first two years as the state’s chief executive, highlighted efforts to reform information technology services, warned of a behavioral health “crisis” and rehashed his budget recommendations.