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North Dakota Should Issue No Apologies For Lower Taxes

North Dakota Should Issue No Apologies For Lower Taxes

A bit of a kerfuffle has erupted between Minnesota and North Dakota over the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce running billboards touting the western state’s lighter touch when it comes to taxes and regulations. At least one Minnesota Official, a Moorhead city council member, reacted with anger and threatened support for flood diversion from his

Minnesota Politician Threatens Support For Flood Diversion Over North Dakota Billboards

Earlier today I posted about some billboards the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce is running poking fun at Minnesota’s taxes, which are significantly higher than North Dakota’s. The point is to illustrate that North Dakota is a much healthier business environment than Minnesota. But the folks in Minnesota, a member of the Moorhead City Council

Let's Face It, Measure 2 Is Coming Back

Last year North Dakota debated Measure 2, which would have abolished property taxes in the state if passed. It was defeated after a coalition of special interest groups (lead by the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce) launched a group called “Keep It Local ND” to oppose it. Their primary argument, obviously, was that by eliminating

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,

North Dakota Hasn't Caved To Obamacare Yet

News that Florida Governor Rick Scott, until this point a staunch opponent to Obamacare, capitulating on the expansion of Medicaid is frustrating. The Republican governors – including North Dakota’s own Jack Dalrymple – who are waving the white flag in this matter are taking a short-sighted view. Yes, the states will get federal dollars in

Expanding Medicaid In North Dakota Would Be Short Sighted

Governor Jack Dalrymple has broken ranks with Republican opponents of Obamacare nationally and slipped the expansion of Medicaid, called for in the Obamacare law, into his budget. Dalrymple’s case for the expansion? The federal government is paying for it (at least in the short term) and Dalrymple thinks that’s “no cost” money. Because we, uh,

Shocker: North Dakota Chamber Of Commerce Against Tax Relief

Yesterday Rep. Scott Louser’s (R-Minot) idea to suspend the state’s personal income tax for two years got a committee hearing at the legislature. And who was their to testify against it? Our friends from the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce who, despite being an allegedly business-friendly lobbying group, can’t ever seem to find any actual

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