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North Dakota Seems Headed For Worst Of All Possible Outcomes On Property Taxes

North Dakota Seems Headed For Worst Of All Possible Outcomes On Property Taxes

Remember when North Dakotans shot down a ballot measure to abolish property taxes in 2012, buying into the “keep it local” argument put forward by a well-funded coalition of special interest groups and local government lobbyists operating under the banner of Keep It Local ND? Citizens were afraid of replacing local property tax revenues with

A crude oil train moves past the loading rack at the Eighty-Eight Oil LLC's transloading facility in Ft. Laramie

The Question Of Bakken Crude’s Volatility Must Be Settled

There is a sharp disagreement between the oil industry and the federal government over the volatility of Bakken crude oil. This matters because, while more than 99 percent of hazardous rail shipments arrive at their destinations without incident, there have been high-profile derailments in places like Quebec and Casselton, North Dakota, that have resulted in


Kudos To Dalrymple For Being The Adult In Fargo Flood Diversion Fight

“North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple should speak up forcefully against Minnesota’s opposition to the Fargo-Moorhead diversion,” reads a Forum News Service editorial from earlier this week. “His reason for not using his authority and credibility — that the matter is in litigation — makes no sense in light of an attempt by an agency of


Proposed Reforms To Property Taxes Look Pretty Good

Next year will bring with it another session of the North Dakota Legislature, and another debate over property tax reform. Governor Jack Dalrymple has created a property tax task force (to the chagrin of some in the Legislature who feel it is duplicative of their own work) and it seems they’re getting close to solidifying


Darlymple: North Dakota Pipeline Capacity Will Cross One Million Barrels Per Day

Governor Jack Dalrymple is hosting a pipeline summit today, and there’s some good news for those concerned about oil shipments crowding the nation’s roads and rails. According to a press release sent out by Dalrymple’s office, by the end of 2014 “the state’s capacity to ship crude oil to market by pipeline is expected to


Will The Senate Approve SBHE President’s Re-Appointment?

According to a press release just sent out by Governor Jack Dalrymple’s office, he’s re-appointing State Board of Higher Education President Kirsten Diederich to a second four-year term and also appointing Kevin Melicher to his first term. The Diederich choice is interesting as some legislators have made noises about not approving Diederich if she is


Gov Jack Dalrymple’s Budget Guidelines Calls For “Hold Even” Budgets, Observers Get A Good Chuckle

Today Governor Jack Dalrymple issued his budgeting guidelines for the 2015-2017 biennium, and he’s calling for “hold even” budgets from state agencies. I got a good laugh out of it. “Dalrymple directed agency leaders to develop a hold-even baseline budget with an option for additional resources that are essential to the needs of a growing state.,” read


Reform The Property Tax? Yes Please. More State Buy Downs? No Thanks.

Since about 2007, the approach to addressing North Dakota’s property tax problem under Governors John Hoeven and now Jack Dalrymple has been for the state to buy them down. First with an income tax payment, then with money sent directly to local governments in exchange for locals lowering mill levies. Up to the last legislative


Governor Jack Dalrymple: No Special Session

Governor Jack Dalrymple announced today that he will not call a special session of the state Legislature to address western North Dakota oil impacts. Gov. Dalrymple says he won't call special session. Says he and Leg. leaders will pass early funding bill in regular session to meet needs. — Mike Nowatzki (@mikenowatzki) April 28, 2014