2023 Taxpayer Priorities
As the results of the election begin to solidify, so too does the direction of the next legislative session. Historically more-conservative policy changes are being taken up by the mainstream of the now 90% Republican super-majority. Several of these issues have previously been strongly supported by the North Dakota Watchdog Network and myself personally.
Flat Income Tax
Back in August I wrote you about the Flat Income Tax proposed by Governor Burgum and Republican leadership. Since then it has gotten extensive spotlight by long-standing tax-cutting leaders nationally.
From 2009 to 2013, the legislature successfully reduced income tax rates by 42%. Those efforts stalled out when the excessive spending in those years caught up to reality.
With an expected budget surplus of $750+ million, there will be lots of hands out trying to spend more and more. In past run-ups of spending, there has been an out-of-whack ratio o…
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