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WAWS Official Publication Touts Support For The Water (Royalty) Tax As Its Official Governmental-Entity Position

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In a shockingly bad public relations decision, the Western Area Water Supply has published an official public support position of the Water (Royalty) Tax in House Bill 1020. WAWS Goes Political Here is what WAWS is now saying about the provisions in HB 1020 to tax private frack water sales: A water royalty clause was also introduced in HB1020. As ...

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ND Watchdog Network 2017 Legislative Half-Time Report

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Yesterday marked the end of the first half of the legislative session. Next week, bills that passed one chamber will cross the hall to the opposite chamber to be discussed and voted on. Here are just a few of the highlights of the good bills that are still alive in the legislature: House and Senate Pass Corporate Welfare Reform HB1182 shifts costs of ...

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North Dakota legislative update

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The North Dakota Legislature finished up its 64th assembly Wednesday afternoon with notable items accomplished on a long list of bills. While not all the items on the table were resolved, such as funding for the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), several bills were passed and signed into law. Specific information about each bill in this was obtained from the ...

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Governor Dalrymple doesn’t entertain eliminating property taxes; doesn’t dismiss it either

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Dalrymple says eliminating property taxes not an option – for now – ‘but anything is possible’ By: Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service, INFORUM   BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Tuesday that his new Task Force on Property Tax Reform will identify “meaningful, long-term savings” for taxpayers, while stressing to The Forum’s editorial board that he doesn’t see wiping out property ...

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ND Governor names 14 to property tax task force

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Governor names 14-member property tax task force By: Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service, INFORUM   BISMARCK – North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Tuesday announced the creation of a 14-member Task Force on Property Tax Reform, saying the state can simplify its property tax system, provide more transparency in the budgeting of local governments and identify “meaningful, long-term savings” for taxpayers. ...

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Natural gas flaring discussed at ND capitol

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BISMARCK, N.D. – Officials involved with a working group tasked with developing plans to reduce natural gas flaring say they’re confident of their ability to meet a December deadline. The North Dakota Industrial Commission recently asked a committee of industry leaders to work on developing an action plan within 90 days. This group is working under the North Dakota Petroleum ...

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Former Lt. Governor’s Perspective: ND voters will go head-to-head with Legislators over oil money

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North Dakota voters will participate in a showdown with the Legislature over oil money in the November 2014 general election. One hundred years ago – 1914 – voters assumed authority to initiate laws, to refer acts of the Legislature and to propose constitutional amendments.The proposals were put on the ballot by a belligerent Legislature. Under the 1914 provisions, the Legislature ...

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