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Jon Martinson: Stop the Measure 2 Raid on K-12’s Education Savings Account

Jon Martinson: Stop the Measure 2 Raid on K-12’s Education Savings Account

Measure 2 will raid the K-12 education savings account (Foundation Aid Stabilization Fund), a constitutional fund established by the citizens of North Dakota in 1994 to be used exclusively for K-12 education. Its purpose is to offset any reductions to K-12 education when the state experiences a revenue shortfall. Only the Governor was given the

Custodian Safet Hodzic moves a carpet shampooer through the school commons at Sheyenne High School. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Audio: Lawmaker Says Measure 2 Necessary to “Loosen up” Reserve Funds, Opponents Say Fund Will Be Raided

On my radio show yesterday I hosted a debate over Measure 2 on North Dakota’s November ballot between state Senator Tim Flakoll (R-Fargo) and Jon Martinson of the North Dakota School Boards Association. This issue is a little bit complicated – a little bit down in the weeds – but this is an important debate

LegitSlater: 2014 Mid Term Election Reflection

It’s finally over. The ads have grown annoying, even for the candidates and measures I support. I am worn out from debating the issues in this election. I can only imagine how the candidates and committees feel as they have been living it for the past several months. As I write this (it’s Tuesday night,

LegitSlater: My Take on the Measures- 7 and 8

This post wraps up my take on the initiated measures on the November ballot. In week 1 I addressed Measures 1, 2, and 3 (Yes, Yes, and Yes). Last week I covered Measures 4, 5, and 6 (Yes, No, and Yes). This week I’ll finish up with 7 and 8. MEASURE 7 What it says: This initiated

LegitSlater: My Take on the Measures- 4 through 6

This post is the second of three I am doing on the initiated measures we will decide on by November 4th. Rob and all his other cast of supporting bloggers are having fun giving their take on the measures, as am I. Last week I addressed Measures 1, 2, and 3 (Yes, Yes, and Yes). This

LegitSlater: My Take on the Measures- 1 through 3

I have a short list of things I would like to write about in my rhapsodies on SayAnythingBlog. Since I generally only have time to do this weekly, I write ideas down in a notebook as they come to me, and cross them off once I do the post. It’s a good system; one I

How You Should Probably Vote: Yes On Measure 2 To Stop One Form Of Property Tax

It’s ironic, at least to this political observer, that we have another Measure 2 on the statewide ballot seeking to abolish a tax. In June of 2012, a constitutional amendment on the ballot called Measure 2 was hugely controversial because it sought to abolish property taxes which collect hundreds of millions of dollars per year

From The Left: A Review Of The Amendments And Initiatives On The Ballot

A while back, I wrote I feel initiated measures are becoming way too common in North Dakota. I feel that even though the elected legislature may make decisions I disagree with, (and to be fair, they often do) I prefer a representative government of the people’s representatives to a direct democracy when it comes to

North Dakota Chamber Of Commerce Begs Locals To Cut Property Taxes

When it comes to taxing and spending policy, there is no area causing North Dakotans more consternation than property taxes. Last year a group of conservative citizens put on the ballot a measure to abolish property taxes, but it was soundly defeated after a vicious attack campaign lead by the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce

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