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North Dakota Turns Away From Ban On Corporate Farming To Save Swine, Dairy Farms

North Dakota Turns Away From Ban On Corporate Farming To Save Swine, Dairy Farms

For 83 years North Dakota has had one of the toughest bans on corporate farming in the nation. While corporations can own and work farmland in the state, those corporations can only exist among family members. Today the state House approved a bill which would exempt swine and dairy farms from that corporate ban, allowing

Video: House Kills Tobacco Tax Increase, Increase Restrictions On E-Cigs

The House today had one of its most protracted debates of the session to date today. It was related to tobacco and e-cigarettes, and spread over three separate bills. HB1078 adds e-cigarettes to the state’s ban on tobacco sales to minors HB1186 adds e-cigarettes to prohibitions on sales of tobacco through direct-sale displays (meaning e-cigs

Ironic: Governor Dalrymple Gets Credit For Other People's Tax Cuts

The Cato Institute today released their analysis of gubernatorial performance on fiscal issues. North Dakota’s Jack Dalrymple got a pretty good grade, coming in 12th in the nation, though I’m not sure he deserves it. The full report from Cato is here. Here’s their summary of Dalrymple’s performance:   Dalrymple got a much lower grade

North Dakota House Caves, Approves Senate's Smaller Income Tax Cuts

Back in February the House passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Craig Headland which would have reduced the state’s corporate and personal income taxes by more than $500 million. “The question now is, how much will the Senate water these cuts down?” I asked in a post at the time. Flash forward to May and

North Dakota Senate Kills $352 Million Income Tax Package

Yesterday I wrote of the food fight going on between the North Dakota House and the Senate over HB1250, a package of income tax cuts. Well, yesterday evening the House (after much contentions debate) passed a $352 million package ($251 million in cuts for personal incomes, $101 million for corporate) with a strong, bi-partisan 76-vote

Senate To Vote On $350 Million In Income Tax Cuts, $250 Million More Likely To Pass

“We are bringing 1250 up to the floor for a vote,” a state Senator told me this morning. That’s the income tax cuts introduced by Rep. Craig Headland which, when passed in the House, totaled over $500 million in reductions for individuals, corporations and financial institutions. When the Senate got a hold of the bill,

Senate Appropriations Committee Poised To Chop $376 Million Out Of House Income Tax Relief

Earlier this session the North Dakota House passed HB1250, introduced by Rep. Craig Headland, which represented over a half-billion in tax relief. Here’s what that bill does, as passed by the House on a nearly unanimous vote: The financial institutions tax rate goes from 6.5% to 6%. That’s a $2.4 million cut. The number of

Oil Tax Cuts Fall Flat In North Dakota House

With no debate, outside of bill carrier Rep. Craig Headland explaining his committee’s “do not pass” recommendation for the bill, the most controversial tax bill before this legislature fell flat on its face in the state House today. The vote was 6-87. Taxes, I think most would agree, ought to be fair. Meaning they ought

Amendment To Let State Of North Dakota Write Checks To Individuals Fails

It’s a bit ironic that HCR3036 failed today. The constitutional amendment, introduced by Rep. Vicki Steiner, would add to the Article X Section 18 state constitution the following language allowing the state government to cut checks directly to individuals. The legislative assembly may provide by law for direct general allocations of state funds to North

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