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Clean Water amendment backers will skip State Fair forum

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Backers of a proposed conservation fund that would draw from North Dakota oil tax revenue are gathering petition signatures at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot, but they’ve declined to publicly debate the measure’s merits with th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dalrymple calls for hold-even agency budgets with option for increases

May 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — As North Dakota sits on billions of dollars in oil tax revenues, Gov. Jack Dalrymple called on state agencies Wednesday to develop hold-even budgets for the 2015-2017 biennium but left the door open to requests for more money to meet gro…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

No limit placed on first round of Outdoor Heritage Fund grants

October 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The panel that will recommend which projects receive grants through North Dakota’s new Outdoor Heritage Fund decided Thursday not to cap the dollars that will be awarded during the first grant round, despite one member warning an expensive multi-year project could quickly tie up funds. Continue Reading

Whiting VP: ND should cut oil tax by half

September 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The vice president of corporate and government relations for Whiting Petroleum said Thursday that the oil extraction and production tax in North Dakota should be slashed by more than 50 percent. Continue Reading

House rejects oil tax restructuring measure

May 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK House legislators Wednesday rejected an oil tax reform bill that would have lowered the oil extraction tax, closed a tax loophole for low-producing wells and set up guidelines for a new tribal tax agreement. Continue Reading

ND House kills oil tax restructuring measure

March 21, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota’s House has defeated a measure aimed at lowering tax rates for oil companies in exchange for closing loopholes. Continue Reading

Proposed amendment would spend part of N.D. oil taxes on wildlife projects

January 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A group of the amendment’s supporters is announcing the campaign later today in Bismarck. It says five percent of North Dakota’s oil tax collections should be set aside in a special fund for wildlife and fish habitat, parks, soil conservation and water projects. Continue Reading

Uses of North Dakota oil tax money are complex

December 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A reader from Jamestown, N.D., wonders how much are North Dakota oil taxes and how is that money used? The answer is complicated. Continue Reading

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ND Senate Panel Rejects Proposal to Cut Oil Taxes

March 21, 2011 in WDAZ

A North Dakota Senate panel doesn’t like a proposal to reduce the state’s oil taxes in exchange for higher oil production.
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Republican ND House Leader Pushes for Oil Company Tax Cut

March 17, 2011 in WDAZ

North Dakota’s oil industry has resumed its push to coax a tax cut from the GOP-controlled state Legislature, and the House’s Republican majority leader is taking the lead in the effort.
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