Basin Electric and the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) have joined a coalition of nearly 80 organizations and associations from around the state to seek a no vote on Measure 2. The measure will be voted on at the June 12 primary election.
Dennis Hill. NDAREC executive vice president and general manager, wrote an editorial explaining the coalition’s position. Topics include: loss of local control; tax shift, not a tax break; out-of-state owners would pay no property tax; and unfairness to “in lieu” property taxpayers. Read the editorial: Help defeat Measure 2
If approved, the measure would amend the North Dakota Constitution to prohibit local governments from raising revenue by taxing the assessed value of property. This would make North Dakota the only state without a property tax system to help support local government services. More at keepitlocalnd.com.
Also, the ND Association of Counties has released another video. This one helps explain why a change to the state constitution is a big deal.