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North Dakotans vote on real estate tax ban

November 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

North Dakota voters took to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of a measure that would prevent state and local governments from imposing taxes on real estate transactions.

Results were unavailable at press time Tuesday.

Realtor and Rep. Scott…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Measure 2 backers appeal to high court

May 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

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. Continue Reading

Legislature’s tax relief package generates mixed reaction

May 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota lawmakers delivered more than $1 billion in tax relief, but a backer of last year’s Measure 2 says the Legislature failed to provide adequate relief or reform. Continue Reading

Measures 1 and 2 offers voters chance to clean up ND Constitution

October 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Spring is not the only time for cleaning. The upcoming Nov. 6 vote on Measures 1 and 2 offers a chance to clean up two sections of the North Dakota Constitution. Continue Reading

Tax talk continues despite defeat of Measure 2

September 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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. Continue Reading

With Measure 2 defeated, voters still looking for property tax relief

September 7, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

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. Continue Reading

Measure 2 supporters ordered to write apology, pay legal fees

August 31, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Supporters of a failed measure to ban North Dakota property taxes who unsuccessfully sued government officials who opposed the ban have been ordered to pay back attorney fees and write public apology letters. Continue Reading

Cash-flush North Dakota sure to see property tax relief, but how?

June 16, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The tax North Dakota homeowners love to loathe is about to get another whack. Continue Reading

Measure 2 defeated, lawmakers mull property tax reforms

June 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A constitutional measure that would have made North Dakota the first state in the nation to abolish property taxes went down in flames Tuesday, with about 77 percent of the more than 172,000 primary voters soundly saying “No” to Measure 2. But Sen. Dwight Cook, R-Mandan, said the Legislature has worked to reform property taxes for years, an effort that will continue and lawmakers already have several plans that could lower tax bills despite what happened in voting booths across the state. Continue Reading

Lawmakers mull property tax reforms; Ideas include more tax credits

June 13, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS A constitutional measure that would have made North Dakota the first state in the nation to abolish property taxes went down in flames Tuesday, with about 77 percent of the more than 172,000 primary voters soundly saying “No.” Continue Reading