GRAND FORKS — A big change in North Dakota’s education funding system aims to leave more money in taxpayer pockets, but fast-growing school districts such as Grand Forks Public Schools may feel a financial squeeze.
BISMARCK — Proponents of last year’s failed Measure 2 felt wronged after a district court judge ordered them to pay attorney fees and issue a retraction over their claims that public officials acted corruptly when speaking out against the measure.
Dickinson Public Schools will be obligated to levy fewer mills in the upcoming tax year, meaning a smaller share of citizen tax bills will be going to DPS, but it also means the district will have a tighter budget than it originally planned for the 2013-14 school year.
BISMARCK - Legislators were close to reaching a compromise after 11 p.m. Friday on their final day of the session to fund North Dakota’s K-12 schools and provide property tax relief. The issues hung in limbo throughout the day after House lawmakers defeated a bill early Friday, reversing the previous day’s passage of Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s proposal to increase state aid to K-12 school districts while providing about $714 million in property tax relief.
It is time for the state Legislature to focus on property tax relief and reform. In light of the debate on the Measure 2 property tax elimination amendment on last June’s ballot, it is clear that North Dakotans want action on this issue. The time for the Legislature to act is now.
The Hettinger School Board unanimously approved an increased property tax levy of 141.3 mills, a hike of 11.95 percent or 15.08 mills for the 2012-13 school year, during a public meeting Wednesday at Hettinger Public School.
Leading up to the primaries this summer, Measure 2, the provision to abolish property taxes in North Dakota, garnered a lot of vocalization, both for and against. The voters of North Dakota voted down the measure, but will still be looking for property tax relief in the next biennium, officials said.
BISMARCK (AP) — Weeks after North Dakota voters thrashed a proposal to abolish all property taxes, state lawmakers are mulling ideas to cut residential property taxes and restrict local governments’ ability to dole out tax breaks.
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