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ND House defeats property tax reform bill

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Yesterday, the North Dakota House of Representatives voted against HB 1326, the tax bill that Managing Director of the North Dakota Watchdog Dustin Gawrylow calls “a critical piece of pro-taxpayer reform that can and should be the beginning of real property tax reform” in North Dakota. The basic premise of the bill: Every political subdivision shall have an affirmative control ...

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Mississippi close to landing big industry

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JACKSON, Miss.— Mississippi could be days away from landing a major industrial project, as pieces of the recruitment effort including special utility rates and incentive legislation are moving forward. The state Public Service Commission voted 3-0 Tuesday to allow Energy Mississippi to offer a special electrical rate to an unnamed industry. Cecil Brown, Democratic Central District public service commissioner, said ...

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Abundant water source sets the stage for economic development in Yucca, Arizona

Deserts are usually for the cacti and the scorpions because of limited water resources. Even its human inhabitants must worry daily about water access and rights. Since water is not only critical to life but to economic and cultural development as well, access to water is a really big deal. Despite its water challenges, the desert can harbor the potential ...

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Editorial: Biloxi has an enviable plan for BP money

We like Biloxi’s forward-thinking plan for its BP disaster settlement. The city will put its $4.1 million share into an Economic Development Security Fund designed to overcome the economic damage caused by the catastrophe that spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf, damaged the environment and sent a shockwave through the tourism, fishing and seafood industries. The money ...

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Residents fear North Carolina pipeline will destroy property values

Economic development and plummeting property values were passionately discussed Monday night during a public meeting with representatives from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which could oversee the proposed 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline that would cut through portions of North Carolina. Supporters — including county commissioners and local government officials — said the pipeline could bring job opportunities to the state’s ...

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EPA to tighten air quality standards

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The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed stricter air quality standards that will protect the most vulnerable groups of the population — children, the elderly and people with asthma. Though Victoria was out of compliance with ozone pollution standards in the late ’70s, the county now has one of the lowest levels of the smog-causing pollutant in the state. Yet, the ...

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Initiative aimed at wooing workers to western ND


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Job fairs are being held in 12 cities in the Dakotas to woo workers to construction jobs in the western North Dakota oil patch. The events are part of an initiative launched by Dakota Construction Careers. The coalition of six labor unions has launched a campaign to recruit both construction workers and people wanting to learn ...

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