North Dakota Property Tax Abolishment Initiative (2014)

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A North Dakota Property Tax Abolishment Amendment may appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot in North Dakota as an initiated constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would eliminate property taxes throughout the state.[1]

The measure is a second attempt by the organization, Empower the Taxpayer, to eliminate property taxes.[2] In 2012, the property tax abolishment initiative was defeated by a wide margin.

Support

Empower the Taxpayer is leading the campaign in support of the measure.[2]

Media editorial positions

Opposition

  • The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead said, "Well, there they go again. Two separate efforts are underway. One would eliminate the property tax. (Sound familiar?) The other would force local governments into state-mandated budget schedules that could destroy the flexibility that local governments need to adjust spending to changing needs, Both proposed measures are just short of ridiculous."[3]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing the initiative process in North Dakota

The measure must be submitted to, reviewed and approved by the North Dakota Secretary of State. Following, supporters may begin circulating measure petitions.

The initiative's supporters must collect a minimum of 26,904 valid signatures by August 6, 2014.

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