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North Dakota budget writer: New revenue forecast likely

The Legislative Hall of the North Dakota State capitol building in Bismarck. (Image: Timothy Vogel via Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s top budget writer says “it’s very likely” an updated revenue forecast will be needed due to drop in oil drilling in the state. Office of Management and Budget Director Pam Sharp says a reworked revenue forecast is the initial step in addressing potential revenue shortfalls in the current two-year budget cycle. Overall tax revenues are ...

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New North Dakota oil tax framework saving state $1M daily

BISMARCK, N.D. — Action by the North Dakota Legislature earlier this year means a price-triggered exemption for the state’s oil industry will not go into effect on Tuesday. State Tax commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger (RAW’-shuhn-bur-gur) says the Legislature’s elimination of the law means the state will save about $1 million daily based on current oil prices and production. North Dakota lawmakers ...

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Obama’s Keystone XL decision irks North Dakota US lawmakers

BISMARCK, N.D. — Members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation say President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline is disappointing. Obama says he’s rejecting the pipeline because he does not believe it serves the national interest. Republican Sen. John Hoeven and Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp both think the decision is political. Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer says Obama’s decision is ...

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Reworked ND budget unlikely despite decreased oil dollars

BISMARCK, N.D. — Depressed crude prices and a drop in oil drilling have decreased North Dakota’s expected tax collections by about $60 million in in the first three months of the state’s current budget cycle, but the governor and the state’s top budget writer have said it’s too early to consider trimming spending plans. With about $6 billion in various ...

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ND delegation applauds House vote to lift ban on oil exports

BISMARCK, N.D. — Members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation are pleased the U.S. House has approved a bill to lift a 40-year U.S. ban on crude oil exports. The Republican-controlled House approved the measure Friday despite a White House veto threat. U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer voted for the proposal. The Republican from oil-rich North Dakota says the U.S. should use ...

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Co-chairs chosen to head fundraising for governor’s mansion

BISMARCK, N.D. — A state Republican party official and a freshman Democratic state representative will co-chair a committee tasked with raising $1 million in private donations that will go toward the construction of a new $5 million home for North Dakota’s first family. Jim Poolman, a former GOP legislator and state insurance commissioner from Bismarck, and Rep. Pamela Anderson, a ...

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says no run for North Dakota governor

BISMARCK, N.D. — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said Wednesday that she won’t run for North Dakota governor, a setback for Democrats’ hopes of claiming the top office in the Republican-dominated state. Heitkamp said she has ruled out seeking the seat being vacated by Republican Jack Dalrymple, who announced Aug. 24 that he wouldn’t seek re-election because he wanted to spend ...

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