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Dakota Access Pipeline Expansion Expected to Bring in at Least $33 Million Per Year in Tax Revenues

Dakota Access Pipeline Expansion Expected to Bring in at Least $33 Million Per Year in Tax Revenues

Next week you’ll be hearing a lot about the Dakota Access Pipeline. As I mentioned in a post yesterday, the North Dakota Public Service Commission is putting on a meeting on Wednesday at the Emmons County Courthouse to hear public comment about a proposed expansion to the line. The line can carry about 500,000 barrels

Guest Post: Oil Tax Agreement Between State and Tribe Benefits All North Dakotans

This guest post was submitted by Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger, a Republican. North Dakota continues to produce oil at record levels and it is important we recognize the changes being made to help keep this industry vibrant. In the next two-year budget cycle, the Office of State Tax Commissioner will collect $5 billion in tax

Isn’t This a $20 Million to $50 Million Tax Hike?

“North Dakota collected $750,000 more in new online sales taxes since late June, when the Supreme Court ruled states could require online retailers to collect and remit their sales taxes,” my colleague Helmut Schmidt reported over the holiday break. His article casts this number in a positive light. Certainly the people quotes are happy about

North Dakota Voters Are Very Forgiving of Politicians Who Struggle With Alcohol

Here’s a wild story out of Walsh County (a rural community north of Grand Forks). Shortly before election day, on November 2nd, Walsh County Commissioner Ernest George Barta was arrested for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. The details: The Record reports that officers had been on the lookout for a vehicle that

Oversen Rips Opponent for DUI Then Sends Out Mailer Promoting Fellow Democrat With Multiple Alcohol Convictions

Kylie Oversen, candidate for Tax Commission and erstwhile chair of the North Dakota Democratic Party, has made a lot of hay on the campaign trail over her opponent’s struggles with alcohol. She’s run two ads attacking incumbent Republican Ryan Rauschenberger’s arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol last year. Here’s the first one, which

When Measure 3 Opponents Say Legal Marijuana Won’t Produce Tax Revenues They’re Wrong

One of the blizzard of talking points opponents of Measure 3 (legalizing recreational marijuana) have deployed is the claim that it would not generate additional tax revenues for the state. It’s a rebuttal to the claim from marijuana supporters that legalizing the drug would be an economic boon, bringing black market commerce into the light

Podcast: Democrat Tax Commissioner Candidate Kylie Oversen Talks Campaign Ad Targeting Opponent’s DUI Arrest

Kylie Oversen, Democratic candidate for Tax Commissioner, joined me on the radio to talk about her campaign as well as in which she uses video of her opponent, incumbent Republican Ryan Rauschenberger, getting arrested for DUI last year. Oversen told me her ad was inspired by my own criticism for Rauschenberger. She also disputed claims

Democratic Tax Commissioner Candidate Uses Video From Incumbent’s DUI Arrest in Campaign Ad

From the “what have you got to lose” department, long-shot Tax Commissioner candidate (and erstwhile chair of the North Dakota Democratic Party) Kylie Oversen has a new video ad out in which she uses video of incumbent Republican Ryan Rauschenberger’s DUI arrest to accuse him of lying. Oversen, who lost her legislative seat in the

Podcast: That Anonymous New York Times Op/Ed

I spent a lot of time talking about that controversial and anonymous op/ed in the New York Times on the radio show today. Give it a listen below. Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger also joined me, chatting about the state’s efforts to implement the sales tax to online purchases in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling

Podcast: NDFB President Daryl Lies, Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger

On the radio show today, North Dakota Farm Bureau President Daryl Lies joined me to talk about what farmers are facing amid the trade wars. Lies says his group’s membership is willing to weather some hardships in the short term if President Trump can get better trade deals going forward. Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger also