Former Minn. legislator advocates regional control of oil tax revenue
A model put in place years ago by leaders in Minnesota’s mining-heavy Iron Range was pitched as a way to give more regional control of oil tax revenue to energy-impacted communities in western North Dakota.
The mechanism could be used to solve challenges facing municipalities and counties struggling to keep pace with historic growth related to the Bakken oil and natural gas boom, said former Minnesota House Majority Leader Tony Sertich.
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