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“The Pioneer Family” stands in front of the North Dakota State Capitol on July 14, 2016, in Bismarck. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service

In Defense of North Dakota’s Income Tax Cuts

In Defense of North Dakota’s Income Tax Cuts

North Dakota Democrats have decided to campaign against the income tax cuts our Republican-dominated Legislature implemented in successive sessions from 2009 onward. The individual income tax rate went from a 1.84 – 4.86 percent range to its current 1.10 – 2.90 percent. The argument from Democrats, now echoed in a recent editorial in the Grand

Podcast: Tax Commissioner Defends Income Tax Cuts, Lawmaker Says Governor’s Office Audit Is a “Witch Hunt”

Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger was on the radio show today and responded to a Grand Forks Herald editorial suggesting the state had gone too far in cutting income taxes. The editorial suggested that successive cuts to income tax rates starting during the 2009 session have narrowed the state’s tax base making us more dependent on

Kylie Oversen, a former state legislator from Grand Forks and chairwoman of the state Democratic-NPL, announced her bid for tax commissioner at UND. Sam Easter / Forum News Service

North Dakota Democrats Only Hate Out of State Political Contributions When They’re Made to Republicans

I have been consistently critical of Senator Heidi Heitkamp for collecting well over 90 percent of her itemized, individual contributions from out of state. I mean, the Senator reported in her year-end report to the FEC for 2017 that she received three times more contributions from New Yorkers than she did from North Dakotans. According

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

Kylie Oversen, a former state legislator from Grand Forks and chairwoman of the state Democratic-NPL, announced her bid for tax commissioner last month at UND. Sam Easter/Grand Forks Herald.

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

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

Aaron and Cindy Krauter at their farm outside Regent. (Grady McGregor / The Dickinson Press)

Democrats Encouraging Former Obama Appointee Aaron Krauter to Run for the U.S. House

Back in October I wrote about Aaron Krauter, an Obama appointee and a former state lawmaker, clearly being interested in getting back into North Dakota politics. Krauter left his federal appointment to the Farm Service Agency with the election of President Donald Trump, and had a one year cool down period where he couldn’t get

North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger announces his campaign for the Republican Party’s nomination for North Dakota Tax Commissioner office on Wednesday, Feb.5, 2014, at the Fargo Holiday Inn. David Samson / The Forum

Podcast: Rauschenberger Says Struggle With Alcohol “Has Not Impacted My Job”

The audio from today’s radio show is below. If you want the audio of every show delivered directly to your device, subscribe to the podcast. Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger joined me on air today. He’s seeking a second full term in office. He was appointed by former Governor Jack Dalrymple to the Cory Font’s uncompleted

Only Democrats Could Describe a Billion Dollar Tax Hike as Though It Were a Tax Cut

From the “if you repeat a lie often enough people will believe it” department, consider this letter to the editor from former Democratic state lawmaker Ben Vig. In it Vig blames Republican lawmakers for creating a “budget conundrum.” That’s true, as far as it goes. Majority Republican lawmakers grow state government too far and too

Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger under arrest for DUI on September 30.

It Wasn’t the Governor’s Job to Announce the Tax Commissioner’s DUI

North Dakota’s Democrats and their propagandists in the media are trying to manufacture a phony-baloney controversy over Governor Doug Burgum knowing about Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger’s DUI for weeks before Rauschenberger himself announced the arrest to the public. Here’s the Democrats banging that drum on Twitter: North Dakotans deserve to know why this news wasn’t

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