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Dickinson Mayor Dennis Johnson speaks in opposition to Measure 2, a bill to abolish property taxes in North Dakota, on Thursday at the West River Community Center in Dickinson.

Keep It Local vs. Empower the Taxpayer: Measure 2 tax bill supporters, opponents battle for the votes


To tax property or not to tax property, that is the question.

Or at least it was Thursday at the West River Community Center, where more than 35 people, including business and property owners, gathered for a Keep It Local North Dakota news conference, in which the coalition voiced opposition to Measure 2. It also met resistance from Empower the Taxpayer, a bill proponent group.

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