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Rep. Craig Headland, R-Montpelier Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune

Using the Legacy Fund to Eliminate Income Taxes Would Not Make North Dakota Like Alaska

Using the Legacy Fund to Eliminate Income Taxes Would Not Make North Dakota Like Alaska

During the last legislative session there was a bill, passed by the state House by a wide margin but shot down by the Senate, which would have used revenues from the state’s Legacy Fund to reduce and eventually eliminate state income taxes. I interviewed the sponsor, state Rep. Craig Headland (R-Montpelier), about the legislation earlier

State Rep. Rick Becker, a Republican from Bismarck and founder of the Legislature's Bastiat Caucus.

Is the Bizarre Political Situation in Alaska a Sign of Things to Come in North Dakota?

There are strange things happening in the State of Alaska. “A deep divide over budget cuts in Alaska has become so acrimonious that two feuding factions of legislators cannot even agree on where they are supposed to meet, the latest twist in what may be the nation’s oddest political climate,” The Hill reports. Republican Governor

We Definitely Should Not Use the Legacy Fund for an Alaska-Style Permanent Dividend

My Sunday print column was about North Dakota’s Legacy Fund, a constitutional amendment initiated by the Legislature and approved by the voters which diverts a hefty chunk of oil tax revenues into a fund which now holds billions of dollars for which there is no defined public purpose. In my column I argue that it’s

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After Voting With Him 97 Percent Of The Time, Heitkamp Helps Dems Campaign Against Obama

A couple of weeks ago Jay Cost wrote a column at the Weekly Standard about red state Democrats and their “sneak it past the rubes” tactic. “Under this approach, you pre-sent yourself to your constituents as an independent voice, not in hock to the national Democratic party, so as to get elected,” wrote Cost. “Then