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An architect's sketch of the Block 9 tower that's planned for the corner of Broadway and Third Avenue North in downtown Fargo. Rendering by Skidmore, Owens and Merrill.

Jason Flohrs: North Dakota Needs to Dump Corporate Welfare

Jason Flohrs: North Dakota Needs to Dump Corporate Welfare

The Fargo city council made headlines recently by approving big property tax increases to pay for the city budget. To justify their vote, they’ve pointed the finger at valuation increases and changes in state aid dollars. But that’s not the whole story. They are also giving away millions of dollars of tax breaks each year

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum gives introductory remarks during an "Energy Day" event at the state Capitol Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Bismarck. John Hageman / Forum News Service

Political Quandary Looms for Governor Burgum as Legislation Clashes With His Private Business Interests

Yesterday House lawmakers passed SB2166 by a 75-17 vote. The bill had previously in the Senate on a 38-8 vote. “The bill forbids cities from creating TIF districts in existing renaissance zones and forbids the state Department of Commerce from authorizing renaissance zones in existing TIF districts after July 31,” my colleague Tu-Uyen Tran reports.

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