BISMARCK–Southwestern North Dakota legislators told me this morning that they still have hope for funding for a Theodore Roosevelt resource center in Dickinson.
Yesterday, the conference committee negotiating the state’s higher education budget declined to add funding for the project in that budget.
However, Rep. Vicky Steiner, R-Dickinson, said she’s hopeful money can still be added somewhere before the session ends.
“I’m still working on it. I’m going to work on it til they hit the gavel and the session’s done,” she said.
DSU President Dr. Richard McCallum has described the center as a comprehensive, virtual presidential library.
Rep. Nancy Johnson, R-Dickinson, also has hope funding will still be granted in the final days of the session.
“It’s not done til it’s done,” she said.