Doug Burgum in 2024 Governor's State of the State speeches


On Corporations: Corporations can't own land here; protecting family farms

We still have the strongest protection for family farmers in the nation. Corporations can't own land here. Foreign corporations can't own land here. If you and I wanted to start a farm together and you're not related to me, second cousin or closer, we couldn't start a farm together here. So we've got the tightest protections of family farmers. We can do that, save our tradition and still open up the door for capital to flow into that.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to North Dakota legislature Jan 23, 2024

On Energy & Oil: The oil industry is so safe, environmentally friendly

The oil industry today is so efficient, so effective and so safe and so smart, and so environmentally friendly compared to any other nation. North Dakota does it better than anyone, and we're losing a battle, perhaps nationally, but we're losing a battle. "Oh, you guys do fossil fuels...oo-ick." It's like, oh no, we're actually helping stabilize the world so we don't have to buy energy from Iran and Iraq and, Russia and Venezuela. You know, who then use that oil money to support terrorism.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to North Dakota legislature Jan 23, 2024

On Government Reform: Federal rules are actually trying to take away state power

When we fight back on federal overreach like what we've done on this, the BLM drilling, and what we've done on Waters of the USA and the 20 other rules that are currently being jammed down on us by the federal government, and I say a rule could be 800 pages. We're like the "Defend Sovereign State Rights Boards and More," because these rules are actually trying to take away the power of the state and move it towards unelected bureaucrats in DC.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to North Dakota legislature Jan 23, 2024

On Tax Reform: To be competitive we've got to get to zero income tax

So to be competitive, one of the simplest things we could do, we've got the money to do it, is to get to zero income tax. And why does that matter? Well, you know, part of it matters because we're competing against states that have zero income tax.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to North Dakota legislature Jan 23, 2024

The above quotations are from 2024 Governor's State of the State speeches.
Click here for other excerpts from 2024 Governor's State of the State speeches.
Click here for other excerpts by Doug Burgum.
Click here for other excerpts by other Governors.
Please consider a donation to OnTheIssues.org!
Click for details -- or send donations to:
1770 Mass Ave. #630, Cambridge MA 02140
E-mail: submit@OnTheIssues.org
(We rely on your support!)

Page last updated: Jul 07, 2024