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Raising Taxes on Businesses Is a Good Way to Hurt North Dakota

Raising Taxes on Businesses Is a Good Way to Hurt North Dakota

North Dakota is very much beholden to commodity prices. Our state is dominated by industries which produce products – be they crops or coal or oil – of variable value. Oil prices are, in particular, notoriously volatile as our lawmakers in Bismarck slashing budgets to make up for revenue shortfalls are well aware of. This

North Dakota House minority leader Rep. Corey Mock (D-Grand Forks) TOM STROMME/Tribune

Leave It to Democrats to Refer to a $591 Million Oil Tax Increase as a Cut

When Democrats see spending growth slow they call it a spending cut. When Democrats don’t get as large a tax hike as they’d like they call it a tax cut. Back in 2015 state lawmakers, over the protests of most of the Democratic caucus, passed a reform bill for oil taxes removing a massive exemption

Dwight Cook: North Dakota Democrats Rewriting History On The Oil Tax

The famous sociologist and politician Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said, “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.” These words were never more appropriate than in reference to the recent column by State Sen. Jim Dotzenrod, D-Wyndmere. Dotzenrod would have readers believe that the 2015 Legislature cut oil taxes, but nothing

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Jason Heitkamp: Dotzenrod Has It All Wrong On The Oil Tax

Recently Senator Jim Dotzenrod, a Democrat from North Dakota’s District 26, wrote an editorial about how he believes North Dakota erred badly by cutting the oil tax. He stated that this tax cut will mean billions less for critical water projects, infrastructure development, K-12, property tax relief, higher education and the state’s Legacy Fund. Consider

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North Dakota Is Creating A Special Fund For Suing The Federal Government

North Dakota is a state where the economy is dominated by industry. Agriculture and energy, specifically. As such, there is always a lot of tension between the state and the federal government when it comes to regulating those industries. Generally, the State of North Dakota and its industries would just as soon the federal government

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