WILLISTON — Gov. Jack Dalrymple said plunging oil prices won’t bother North Dakota's budget forecast for the upcoming biennium, calling the state's $74 per barrel projection “conservative.”

In a conference call with the Williston Herald Editorial Board, Dalrymple said only 3.6 percent of the state's general fund comes from oil tax revenue, and an impact on sales and taxes won't be seen unless production drops.



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