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Audio: Burgum Sides With Democrats On Oil Tax Reform

Audio: Burgum Sides With Democrats On Oil Tax Reform

UPDATE: Burgum has clarified his comments on the oil extraction tax. He says he supports the lower rate and would have signed the bill creating it into law had he been governor in 2015. Also, I mistakenly attributed comments about the lower rate being a give away to Burgum in the post below. Those weren’t

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North Dakota High School Assignment: Tell Lawmakers To Raise Taxes

Should schools teach our kids what to think? Or how to think? Over at Watchdog today I write about an assignment at Sheyenne High School in West Fargo which made students write to state lawmakers urging them to raise tobacco taxes. The assignment was born of an American Lung Association presentation at a teacher conference

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Governor Jack Dalrymple Exaggerates Tax Relief By Nearly 70 Percent

Another legislative session has come and gone, and once again Governor Jack Dalrymple is touting tax relief which isn’t really tax relief. Governor Jack Dalrymple “has signed into law an additional $397 million in property tax relief,” his press office sent out last week. But there’s a problem with that number. The bulk of it

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For The First Time In Years North Dakota Has A Gloomy Economic Outlook

The federal Energy Information Administration is tracking the impact of falling oil prices on state revenues, and for North Dakota they see a more than 20 percent decline since August. “North Dakota’s tax revenue from oil and natural gas production decreased from $323 million in August 2014 to $254 million in January 2015, a 21%

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LaFaive And Nesbit: Raising ND Tobacco Tax Could Lead To Rampant Smuggling

Michael LaFaive is director of the Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Todd Nesbit, Ph.D., is senior lecturer in economics at Ohio State University. Two proposals to hike the state excise tax on cigarettes in Bismarck between $1.10 and $1.56 may very well yield the state more revenue, but it will

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Will Raising North Dakota’s Tobacco Tax Decrease Use, Or Increase Smuggling?

“North Dakota needs to do everything it can to prevent more people from smoking and to encourage smokers to quit,” opines the Bismarck Tribune in an editorial today which is generally supportive of legislation to increase the state’s tobacco taxes. One might quibble with the idea that government ought to be using the tax code to manipulate people

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