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House kills resolution to expand higher education board

April 1, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s House has killed a resolution that would expand the state’s higher education board from eight to 15 members.

The House defeated the Senate resolution 46-42 on Monday.

The House last month rejected legislation supported by Gov. Doug Burgum to change the state’s higher education governance from one board to two.

Burgum wanted multiple boards, saying it would make North Dakota’s 11 colleges and universities more accountable.

Backers say the resolution was a compromise.

Voters must ultimately approve any changes to the higher education board because its structure is outlined in the state constitution.