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Kevin Cramer Co-Sponsors Bill To Repeal Death Tax

Kevin Cramer Co-Sponsors Bill To Repeal Death Tax

North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer’s office will be backing a new effort to repeal the nation’s estate tax, more accurately described as the death tax. Rep. Richard Hudson of North Carolina has introduced HR483, and Rep. Cramer has decided to co-sponsor the bill. You can read the “Dear Colleague” letter Hudson sent around below, arguing

ND House Votes Down Two Year Income Tax Moratorium, Passes New Wind Subsidies

When I was in Bismarck last week visiting the legislature a Republican member of the House took me aside and told me that the Republican majority would be voting down a lot of tax relief proposals this week and wondered if I might curtail criticism until we see what kind of tax relief is left

Obamacare About To Screw The Young

Younger Americans are out of work, struggling with student loan debt and shackled to unpayable amounts of tax obligations to massive entitlement programs created by the generations which went before them. And now Obamacare is set to give them a nice, hard kick in the pants. State and federal officials and the health care industry

President Obama Calls For Ending Tax Loopholes Even As He Touts More Tax Loopholes

From the “you can’t make this stuff up” department: President Obama spoke three days ago about ending “loopholes and deductions that aren’t available to most Americans.” The Obama administration yesterday, however, “announced the availability of $150 million in Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits for clean energy and energy efficiency manufacturing projects across the United States.”

Guest Post: Change Oil Taxes To Protect The People

North Dakota’s current oil tax policy is an assortment of taxes, triggers and discount incentives that have been cobbled together over the last 60 years. Not only has new technology made our tax policy obsolete, our current oil tax law poses great risk to our state’s long term oil tax revenue dependability. As chair of

Guest Post: Don't Fix North Dakota's Oil Tax

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times By this, I am not suggesting extensive expertise of the oil industry nor how our state taxes it. Maybe that’s the problem? I am not sure many people understand oil taxes outside a select few who make or lobby for the rules. Those

Video: Democrats Argue In Favor Of Burdening Poor With Tax Hikes For Their Own Good

Yesterday the North Dakota House voted down HB1387 which would have instituted a 127% tax hike on cigarettes. The bill failed on by 19 – 72 vote margin, but the debate was interesting. Rep. Glen Froseth, arguing against the bill, noted that tax hikes on tobacco use disproportionately burden the poor. But Rep. Eliot Glassheim,

Grand Forks Herald: Tax Cuts Are A "Libertarian Extreme"

It seems the editorial page at the Grand Forks Herald has become more and more shrill in its denunciations of limited government ideals. Though the Herald has always been to the left of the average North Dakota voter, normally the editorials can be counted to be above the sort of name-calling and invective displayed in

North Dakota Democrats: Cutting Taxes Is "Radical" And "Reckless"

Senator Dwight Cook’s proposal for reform of oil extraction taxes has created some surprising bi-partisanship in criticism. Earlier this week former Governor Ed Schafer, who campaigned for reforming the state’s oil extraction tax during the 2011 session, was critical of Senator Cook’s proposal here on SAB. Schafer didn’t like that the bill raised taxes on

Will North Dakota Democrats Be Dropping Their Opposition To Corporate Tax Relief?

Over the last several legislative sessions, because the State of North Dakota has been enjoying a tax revenue windfall, various tax relief measures have been debated before the legislature. One area of tax relief that has passed has been reductions in the corporate income tax rate, which Democrats hate. Democrat Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider

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