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Late Into The Night, Legislature Votes To Buy Up $865 Million Worth Of Local Property Taxes

The House and Senate finally found some common ground on property taxes after a row kicked off yesterday morning when the House reconsidered, and rejected, Governor Jack Dalrymple’s plan to have the state effectively take over education funding from the local governments. Here’s what went down: Governor Dalrymple’s $714 million education mills buy-down was reduced

House Kills Property Tax Bill On Reconsideration, "I Feel Like We've Been Held Hostage"

Today the House reconsidered their vote yesterday approving Governor Jack Dalrymple’s $714 million property tax reform bill, and they killed it on a 53-39 vote. “Yesterday we succumbed to the fact that all we could get from the Senate was $250 million in personal and corporate income tax cuts,” said House Majority Leader Al Carlson

"A Billion Dollars In Tax Cuts May Not Result In Much Savings For You"

“We’re sending back more money than we’ve ever sent to political subdivisions and the taxes aren’t going down,” said House Majority Leader Al Carlson of the alleged property tax relief passed by the legislature in recent years. “If they don’t think the people are going to figure this out, they’re kidding themselves.” Rep. Carlson said

House Narrowly Passes Property Tax Bill, "Don't Know Why We're Tripling Down On A Bad Idea"

The House debated HB1319 today, which is the education funding bill that includes Governor Jack Dalrymple’s property tax reform. The reform is a massive shift of local school spending from the local governments to the state government which, by the logic of the legislation’s proponents, should ease pressure on property taxes. But the bill barely

North Dakota House Caves, Approves Senate's Smaller Income Tax Cuts

Back in February the House passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Craig Headland which would have reduced the state’s corporate and personal income taxes by more than $500 million. “The question now is, how much will the Senate water these cuts down?” I asked in a post at the time. Flash forward to May and

You'd Think Governing With A Super Majority Would Be Easier

North Dakota’s legislators are getting the morning off to attend the funeral of former North Dakota Governor Bill Guy, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a lot of work to do. On the 79th day of a constitutionally-constrained 80 session the House and Senate are still miles apart on a lot of key issues.

House Shoots Down Bill To Make Oil Tax Simplification Revenue-Neutral

In a state where revenues are running, in the current biennium, about 67% above last biennium we have no business raising taxes. But Democrats, joined by a number of Republicans, lead the charge to kill a half-cent decrease in the state’s oil extraction tax. The idea was to offset the tax increase resulting from the

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