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Former North Dakota district court judge and attorney general Bob Wefald is leading the campaign against recreational marijuana and addressed the media in Fargo on Thursday, Sept. 6. Barry Amundson / Forum News Service

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

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

Kylie Oversen, Democratic candidate for tax commissioner

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

Video still from the video of Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger's arrest.

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

North Dakotans Projected to Receive $34 Million in Bonus Tax Relief Thanks to the Trump Tax Cuts

“Tax reform projected to decrease North Dakota revenue,” reads a headline from Bismarck Tribune reporter Amy Dalrymple. That’s one way to look at it, I suppose. Of course, from the perspective of the taxpayer, it means more money in our pockets. Not only are North Dakotans benefiting more from the Trump tax cuts (the ones

North Dakota Sales Tax Revenues up Nearly 10 Percent in 2018’s First Quarter, but the Increases Were Mostly in Oil Country

With lawmakers probably looking at more budget belt tightening in their 2019 session which begins in January news of increased tax revenues is very welcome. That’s exactly the news we got today from Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger’s office. “Taxable sales and purchases for January, February and March 2018 were nearly $4.1 billion, a 9.55 percent

Podcast: Tax Commissioner Says Enforcing State Sales Tax on Online Shopping Could Be Challenging

On my radio show today Republican Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger said his office has spent “hundreds of hours getting ready” to apply the state sales tax to out-of-state online retailers should the Supreme Court rule that sort of policy legal. Earlier this week SCOTUS did just that, but Rauschenberger admits that enforcing the law may

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley speaks with reporters after arguing in April in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. The court ruled 5-4 in South Dakota's favor, meaning more state tax revenue for South Dakota, North Dakota and other states. (Courtesy photo)

We Should Be Worried About What the Supreme Court’s Online Sales Tax Decision Does to the Interstate Commerce Clause

This week the U.S. Supreme Court struck down their precedent in Quill vs. North Dakota and ruled that it was legal for states to apply their sales tax to companies without a physical presence in their borders. In the Quill case, which had to do with a mail order business, the courts held that states

Former Secretary of State candidate Will Gardner

Will Gardner’s Campaign Implosion Is Will Gardner’s Fault

When Will Gardner defeated long-time Republican Secretary of State Al Jaeger at the NDGOP’s convention earlier this year some factions of the party hailed it as a great victory over “the establishment.” I’m not sure that was really the case. Rather, I think it was rank-and-file North Dakota Republicans deciding that Jaeger had worn out

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