ND Governor Proposes $545 Million in Tax Cuts

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Republican North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple is proposing $545 million in tax cuts and says the state should play a greater role in funding education.

The plan that would be considered in the 2013 Legislature if Dalrymple wins re-election includes cuts in property taxes, as well as individual and corporate income taxes. It expands the homestead tax credit for disabled and senior citizens.

Dalrymple wants a 50 percent reduction in the average school district tax levy. He says that would save the owner of a $180,000 home nearly $1,100 in property taxes.

Democratic state Sen. Ryan Taylor, who’s running against Dalrymple, says the governor is “reacting to issues long after hearing the public outcry.”

Taylor says he released his plan more than two months ago.


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