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Watford City voters approve sales tax for hospital, rec center

June 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY – Voters in Watford City have overwhelmingly approved a 1.5 percent sales tax to finance a new recreation and events center, a new hospital and other community projects.

In complete but unofficial results, 364 Watford City voters, o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

N.D. revenues beat forecast by $150M: Sales tax collections down in January, individual income tax revenue up

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Revenues streaming into North Dakota’s general fund are beating forecasts by $150 million so far during the current two-year budget cycle that began July 1, but not all categories of tax collections saw an increase last month, the dire…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

N.D. revenues beat forecast by $150M: Sales tax collections down in January, individual income tax revenue up

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Revenues streaming into North Dakota’s general fund are beating forecasts by $150 million so far during the current two-year budget cycle that began July 1, but not all categories of tax collections saw an increase last month, the dire…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Heitkamp bill to tax online sales hits snag in House

June 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee announced Thursday that he did not expect the Senate-passed Marketplace Fairness Act to pass the House, which one advocacy group celebrated as effectively killing the bill that Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., pushed through the Senate last month. Continue Reading

Could local sales tax pay for county road funding?

April 11, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

On the morning after the Alexandria City Council supported a new idea to pay for street projects, the Douglas County Board also talked about the need for more transportation funding.
The board approved a resolution that encourages the Legislature to enact a law that brings adequate funding to Minnesota’s statewide transportation system. Continue Reading

Dayton drops parts of sales tax plan

March 12, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

It seemed as if pretty much no one liked Governor Mark Dayton’s proposal to tax business services, prompting him to overhaul a budget plan he presented six weeks ago. Continue Reading

Bill would exempt new radio equipment from sales tax

February 14, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

State Representative Jay McNamar, DFL-Elbow Lake, presented a bill to the House taxes committee that would make all ARMER radio equipment exempt from state taxes. Continue Reading

Poll: Extra sales tax supported, but opposition rising

October 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Neither side has a majority in newly released poll data. Continue Reading

Lead sees increase in sales, B&B tax revenues

June 18, 2012 in The Daily Republic

LEAD (AP) The city of Lead has collected almost $242,000 in sales tax for the first quarter of the year. Continue Reading

Early returns show lack of needed support to extend Fargo sales tax

June 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In very early election returns, a citywide sales tax measure here looked like it could fall short of passage Tuesday. The proposed extension of a half-cent infrastructure sales tax needed 60 percent of the citywide vote to pass. With one of 20 precincts reporting as of 9:15 p.m., 55 percent of Fargo voters approved of city Measure 1, while 45 percent voted it down. Continue Reading