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House kills K-12 funding, property tax relief bill on second try

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BISMARCK -- Reversing a vote from Thursday, House lawmakers today defeated Gov. Jack Dalrymple's proposal to increase state aid to K-12 school districts while providing about $714 million in property tax relief.

Lawmakers spent the first hour of their last legislative day debating House Bill 1319, arguing whether it had the right provisions to provide property tax relief, though the bill's supporters continually said it was an education funding bill, not a tax relief bill.

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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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