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May 3, 2013
Legislators near late-night compromise for property tax relief, K-12 funding
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...
May 3, 2013 - 11:30pm
March 7, 2013
Now is the time for significant 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...
March 7, 2013 - 12:00am
March 1, 2013
More oil taxes targeted for oil counties
BISMARCK -- A House proposal would change a current state funding formula to give counties affected by oil production a larger share of oil production revenue than the state. It also creates a funding formula for "hub cities" including Williston, Dickinson and Minot. House Bill...
March 1, 2013 - 12:00am
February 22, 2013
Dems: Majority party not focused on property tax relief
BISMARCK -- Democratic lawmakers said Thursday that Republicans need to focus on reducing property taxes for North Dakotans rather than cutting income and corporate taxes. House Finance and Taxation Chair Rep. Wes Belter, R-Fargo, said the claim is, "political rhetoric." "We have...
February 22, 2013 - 12:00am
February 14, 2013
Tax supporting med school may to statewide vote
BISMARCK -- North Dakota voters could determine whether or not to keep a statewide property tax that helps fund the University of North Dakota Medical School. If House Concurrent Resolution 3007 is passed by the Legislature, voters would decide the mill levy's fate during the 2014...
February 14, 2013 - 12:00am
January 27, 2013
Property tax relief's effectiveness in question
FARGO -- As a homebuilder, House Majority Leader Al Carlson knows a thing or two about foundations. And before the Fargo contractor and his...
January 27, 2013 - 12:00am
September 13, 2012
Hettinger School Board opts for more property tax funding
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. The new levy will amount to about $68 more on property...
September 13, 2012 - 12:00am
September 8, 2012
With Measure 2 defeated, voters still looking for property tax relief
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,...
September 8, 2012 - 12:00am
August 2, 2012
ND lawmakers review proposed property tax cuts
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. Some proposals would apply property taxes to farm...
August 2, 2012 - 12:00am
June 17, 2012
Cash-flush North Dakota sure to see property tax relief, but how?
FARGO -- The tax North Dakota homeowners love to loathe is about to get another whack. North Dakota voters spurned a chance last week to abolish the property tax in the primary, but the state Capitol is brimming with ideas to provide more tax relief and better fairness. "It's going...
June 17, 2012 - 12:00am
June 14, 2012
Lawmakers mull property tax reforms; Ideas include more tax credits
GRAND FORKS -- A constitutional measure that would have made North Dakota the first state in the nation to abolish property taxes went down...
June 14, 2012 - 12:00am
June 6, 2012
Supreme Court hears appeal of tax measure suit
BISMARCK (AP) -- A week before North Dakota voters decide a citizen initiative to eliminate property taxes, the state Supreme Court grilled attorneys Tuesday about what public officials are allowed to say about ballot measures. Supporters of Measure 2, a North Dakota constitutional...
June 6, 2012 - 12:00am
May 30, 2012
Lawmakers take up property tax exemption idea
BISMARCK (AP) -- Two weeks before North Dakotans will vote on whether to abolish their property taxes, lawmakers debated a proposal Tuesday offering homeowners a hefty exemption that would save them hundreds of dollars on their annual tax bills. Under the measure, a North Dakota...
May 30, 2012 - 12:00am
May 16, 2012
Opponents hail pushback to property tax ban; Supporter says lack of support shows education needed
FARGO -- North Dakota voters' seeming reluctance to eliminate their property taxes is explained one of two ways as the proposal on the June 12 primary approaches its test at the ballot box. Proponents of Measure 2, which would amend the state constitution to eliminate property taxes,...
May 16, 2012 - 12:00am
April 14, 2012
Lawsuit on property tax measure to be appealed
BISMARCK (AP) -- Supporters of abolishing North Dakota's property taxes said Friday they hoped the state Supreme Court would quickly review a judge's dismissal of their lawsuit. Empower the Taxpayer, an organization pushing for the property tax repeal, had asked South Central District...
April 14, 2012 - 12:00am