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Podcast: Almost Everybody in North Dakota Is Breaking This Tax Law

Podcast: Almost Everybody in North Dakota Is Breaking This Tax Law

Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger was on air with me today to discuss the Supreme Court fight over applying state taxes to online sales (I wrote about it earlier today), and to correct an unfortunate misrepresentation of his position perpetrated by his Democratic challenger Kylie Oversen, and he revealed something pretty interesting. If you buy something

Democratic Tax Commissioner Candidate Misrepresents Incumbent’s Online Sales Tax Position

Yesterday Kylie Oversen, the North Dakota Democratic Party’s candidate for Tax Commissioner, posted a press release urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Quill vs. North Dakota precedent which limits states to applying the sales tax only to entities with a physical presence within their borders. Quill was actually litigated by then-Tax Commissioner Heidi

Leadership Change May Be in the Works for North Dakota Democratic Party

According to a Democratic insider with knowledge of the discussions, there’s a movement afoot to replace party chairwoman Kylie Oversen with someone else. Oversen presided over what was a disastrous 2016 election cycle for the Democrats, yet maintains her leadership post in the 2018 cycle despite deciding to also launch a campaign for Tax Commissioner

North Dakotans Could Enjoy an Additional $33.8 Million in Savings Thanks to the Trump Tax Cuts

I had to laugh a bit when I saw this headline over my colleague John Hageman’s piece about the impact of federal tax reform on state-level revenues. “ND tax office expects revenue hit from new tax law, but top legislators don’t plan on changes,” is the headline, and while it’s certainly true the Republican-backed tax

North Dakota Democrat Describes State Convention as a “Celebration of Incompetence”

I had an interesting conversation last night with a Democratic insider – a former candidate for statewide office, as it happens – who is involved in party activities this election cycle. My friend, who asked not to be named, is not optimistic about the party’s state convention this weekend, or its chances to make meaningful

North Dakota Oil Tax Revenues Beat Forecasts by 42 Percent in February, up 15 Percent in the Budget Cycle

Democrats have been trying to make an issue out of Republican oil tax reforms passed during the 2015 legislative session. To hear them tell it, the reforms were a give away to the oil industry. Something which has contributed to the state’s budget headaches of the current biennium (despite the fact that the reforms resulted

After Disastrous 2016 Election Cycle ND Democratic Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen Stepping Down to Run for Tax Commissioner

It’s pretty unusual in state politics that the leaders of both of the state’s major political parties are stepping down from those positions to take a run at statewide elected office. First it was NDGOP chair (and state Senator) Kelly Armstrong announcing that he’ll be running for the U.S. House. He’ll be making that announcement

Senator Heidi Heitkamp Apparently Heckled During Address to Party as North Dakota Democrats Fracture

Over the weekend the North Dakota Democratic-Nonpartisan League held a reorganization at which party chairwoman Kylie Oversen, a former lawmaker who lost her seat in last year’s election, won another cycle as the party’s leader. Publicly the party is painting smiley faces all over the reorganization. “The amazing participation at today’s meeting is a clear sign

North Dakota Democrats Reject Reform, Stick With Same Leadership After Disastrous 2016 Election Cycle

The 2016 election year was an awful one for North Dakota Democrats. They saw not a single statewide candidate get over 30 percent of the vote while in the Legislature they lost their House and Senate leaders, their party chairwoman, and now have just nine seats in the state Senate and just 13 in the

“We Cannot Be an Identity Politics Party” Says Man Who Wants to Lead North Dakota Democrats

C.T. Marhula wants to be the chairman of the North Dakota Democratic party, and he thinks he has the right ideas to lead the state’s liberals out of the political wilderness. “Back to basics,” he told me when I asked him how during an interview on my radio show today. “We cannot be an east-of-I29

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