- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - House and Senate negotiators have agreed to a plan for a new governor’s residence.

A conference committee of three House members and three senators voted 6-0 to build a new $5 million home for the state’s first family.

The measure stipulates that $1 million of the cost to be raised from private sources.

The full House and Senate still must approve the proposal.

Lawmakers have been attempting to replace the current dwelling for years, saying it is has security issues, is not handicap-accessible, likely contains lead paint, mold and asbestos.



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