CHICAGO — While other states struggle with shortfalls, North Dakota’s fiscal position is strong enough that the state’s new governor has proposed funding nearly $1 billion of projects with cash and boosting reserves to $1.2 billion by the end of 2013.

The state is enjoying the largest oil boom in its history thanks to the Bakken Formation, the largest oil field in the U.S. But officials from the petroleum-producing part of the state are increasingly pressing the state for assistance in rebuilding roads and other infrastructure that has taken a beating from the growing oil industry.

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