North Dakota Property Tax Reform Initiative (2014)
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The N.D. Farm Bureau’s board voted in late January to end their ballot measure campaign because they realized that, by North Dakota law, a ballot initiative cannot force legislators to appropriate money.
North Dakota Farm Bureau led the campaign in support of the measure.
Media editorial positions
- 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."
Path to the ballot
The measure needed to be submitted to, reviewed and approved by the North Dakota Secretary of State. Following, supporters needed to circulate measure petitions. Eric Aasmundstad, a lobbyist for the North Dakota Farm Bureau, stated that they expected to start collecting signatures by the end of January 2014.
The campaign was called off in late January 2014.
- North Dakota 2014 ballot measures
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- Laws governing the initiative process in North Dakota
- North Dakota Farm Bureau, "Property Tax Reform," accessed January 10, 2014
- Grand Forks Herald, "North Dakota Farm Bureau abandons plans to put property tax reform on ballot," February 10, 2014
- North Dakota Farm Bureau
- The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, "Forum editorial: Proposed measures insult ND," January 21, 2014
- The Bismarck Tribune, "Two groups looking at property tax measures," December 16, 2013
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