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
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
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
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
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
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
February 15, 2011 in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK (AP) North Dakota’s oil taxes should be left alone in the face of high oil prices and a drilling boom, the state House decided Tuesday.
Representatives defeated a proposed tax cut, sponsored by two Democratic lawmakers, that would have shaved North Dakota’s top oil tax rate from 11.5 percent to 9.5 percent on production from newly drilled wells. The vote was 76-18 against.
February 5, 2011 in INFORUM
A privately funded campaign to lower North Dakota’s oil taxes is stimulating a good discussion but has not made a convincing case that taxes should be lowered now.