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Oil Tax Cuts Fall Flat In North Dakota House

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

After "Nazi" Twitter Controversy, Democrat Rep. Jessica Haak At It Again

I don’t think Rep. Jessica Haak needs any introduction to the SAB audience. She’s the Jamestown-area Democrat who called House Majority Leader Al Carlson a “Nazi” on Twitter and was later forced to apologize on the floor of the House. Well, Rep. Haak is at it again. Yesterday the House Agriculture Committee heard testimony on

The ND House Tackles A Batch Of Property Tax Bills

Yesterday the state House addressed a slew of property tax bills (a full summary of the bills and outcomes below), including Governor Jack Dalrymple’s supposed “property tax relief” bill, which I thought was aptly characterized in this Grand Forks Herald headline: The Governor’s property tax relief isn’t really tax relief at all. Not when spending

North Dakota House Passes A Half Billion In Income Tax Cuts Almost Unanimously

After much floor debate, and procedural maneuvering by Assistant Minority Leader Corey Mock to set up a separate vote on the corporate taxes, Rep. Craig Headland’s proposed income tax cuts (HB1250) have passed. Here’s what the bill does: The financial institutions tax rate goes from 6.5% to 6%. That’s a $2.4 million cut. The number

Grand Forks Herald: Tax Cuts Are A "Libertarian Extreme"

It seems the editorial page at the Grand Forks Herald has become more and more shrill in its denunciations of limited government ideals. Though the Herald has always been to the left of the average North Dakota voter, normally the editorials can be counted to be above the sort of name-calling and invective displayed in

The Case For Eliminating North Dakota's Income Tax

In an article about push by Republican governors and legislators around the nation to reduce, and even eliminate, income taxes the Wall Street Journal cites a remarkable statistic: A new analysis by economist Art Laffer for the American Legislative Exchange Council finds that, from 2002 to 2012, 62% of the three million net new jobs

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