DEM-NPL legislators: Extend property tax credit, use county social services savings for deeper property tax cuts

DEM-NPL legislators: Extend property tax credit, use county social services savings for deeper property tax cuts

Dems push against efforts to reduce property tax credit approved during 2013 session, ensure county social services bill supplements — rather than supplants — existing property tax relief

(BISMARCK, N.D.) – Senators Tim Mathern, D-Fargo and Jim Dotzenrod, D-Wyndmere today announced an effort to restore the full 12 percent property tax credit approved during the 2013 legislative session and ensure the anticipated state assumption of county social services results in a further reduction of property taxes at the local level.

The duo’s action comes in response to …

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2014 Disclosure of Conduit Contributions

2014 Disclosure of Conduit Contributions

University Democrats of North Dakota processes online contributions through ActBlue, a payment processor for progressive candidates and committees. When a contributor supports University Democrats via ActBlue, they are actually contributing to ActBlue who in turn contributes to University Democrats minus processing fees. Because of this structure, contributions received via ActBlue are reported collectively in campaign finance disclosures as “ActBlue North Dakota” and not by the individual donor. Currently, there is no method for a candidate or committee to report the individual donor data despite it …

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Statement on the Passing of Former State Treasurer, Tax Commissioner Bob Hanson

Statement on the Passing of Former State Treasurer, Tax Commissioner Bob Hanson

(BISMARCK, ND) – Bob Valeu, Chairman of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party, released the following statement today on the passing of Robert E. Hanson, who served as State Treasurer (1979-1980, 1985-1992) and Tax Commissioner (1993-1996).

“We are saddened to learn of the passing of our good friend Bob Hanson. I first got to know Bob after he returned home from serving in the Vietnam War. At that time as a young veteran, Bob wanted to continue to serve his country through public service. Throughout his life, …

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DEM-NPL Women’s Caucus Outline Common Sense Priorities

DEM-NPL Women’s Caucus Outline Common Sense Priorities

Caucus is focused on women’s health and safety, promoting safe and secure families, and promoting the inclusion of more women in government

(BISMARCK, N.D.) — Members of the Democratic-NPL Women’s Caucus held an introductory press conference Friday outlining their 2015-2017 legislative priorities. The members highlighted women’s health and safety issues, promoting safe and strong families, and promoting the inclusion of more women in government.

“We formed this caucus because we want to empower women, encourage them to get involved in government and increase gender balance in …

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