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LETTER: Van Gerpen outranks Kloucek as candidate

September 22, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Election season is here and back like a Russian thistle is perennial candidate Frank Kloucek now running for District 19 Senate. Continue Reading

FIRE WHOM? Romney draws flak on eve of NH primary

January 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Republican front-runner Mitt Romney stumbled down the homestretch of the New Hampshire primary on Monday, declaring, “I like being able to fire people who provide services to me” as his rivals intensified already fierce criticism. Continue Reading

Charles Tuttle, Minot, column: Omdahl errs on ‘every assertion’ about Measure 2

December 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

What Omdahl illustrates is a lack of vision. In his eyes, change is bad and never good, and any unanswered question suggests a major pitfall. Continue Reading

Dennis Stillings, Valley City, N.D., column: Omdahl distorts, misrepresents Measure 2

November 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It has been said that abolishing the property tax is like blowing up a tractor with a hand grenade if a couple of things go wrong with it. One should just fix the tractor. The property tax has been “fixed” some 135 times since 1981. It’s time to use the hand grenade. Continue Reading

LLOYD OMDAHL: Tax-repeal proposal not ready for prime time

November 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

On Nov. 3, a committee of the Legislature heard testimony and considered the merits of the initiated measure that proposes to repeal all property taxes in North Dakota beginning Jan. 1.
The legislators were not impressed. Continue Reading

Sales tax backers collect enough names

October 30, 2011 in The Daily Republic

The leader of a campaign organization said Sunday it has collected enough names to put on the November 2012 ballot a proposed penny sales tax to support K-12 education and Medicaid.

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LLOYD OMDAHL: Crystal ball shows cloudy outlines of 2012

October 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

To start out, we can assume that the Republican candidate for president, regardless of name or gender, will carry North Dakota in 2012. He has in every election since 1964 and that’s a 50-year track record. So you can safely put your money on that prospect. Continue Reading

Steven Dennis, Grand Forks, column: Federal Reserve’s independence remains vital

October 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s bad enough that one presidential aspirant wishes to abolish the Fed and that another presidential hopeful calls the Fed’s recent actions “treasonous.” But when a growing chorus of lawmakers begins to believe they should guide (or make) monetary policy, I have to call a foul. Continue Reading

LLOYD OMDAHL: Tax repeal would deepen inequities between counties

August 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Changing the tax structure from one of local options to one controlled by the state will limit local flexibility and create new inequities among counties in the provision of services. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION — Record as governor haunted Pawlenty

August 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In marked contrast to Gov. Mitch Daniels’ more “pragmatic strategy,” which won solid support throughout Indiana and helped Daniels push conservative reforms into law, Pawlenty’s stance brought about stalemate by cementing Democratic and moderate opposition. Continue Reading