Plain Talk: The Uvalde shooting, and a proposal to cut North Dakota’s property taxes in half

MINOT, N.D. — Terrible news from Texas. Another mass shooting, this one taking the lives of 21 people, 19 of them school children.

My Wednesday co-host Chad Oban and I discuss the shooting, the reaction, and the exhausting debate we have after every one of these incidents on this episode of Plain Talk.

Also, Roscoe Streyle, a Republican primary candidate for the state House in District 3, discusses an idea he has to cut the state’s property taxes in half.

Would it be permanent relief? How do we keep local governments from back-filling the state’s relief with new tax hikes? How do we ensure that our schools and other local services continue to be adequately funded?

Streyle answers those questions, and also discusses what it’s like to be running in a contested legislative primary in a divided North Dakota Republican Party.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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