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NORTH DAKOTA: Voters Consider Ballot Measure To Ban Property Tax Entirely

Schools? Roads? Firefighters? Feh! New York Times:
Since Californians shrank their property taxes more than three decades ago by passing Proposition 13, people around the nation have echoed their dismay over such levies, putting forth plans to even them, simplify them, cap them, slash them. In an election here on Tuesday, residents of North Dakota will consider a measure that reaches far beyond any of that — one that abolishes the property tax entirely. “I would like to be able to know that my home, no matter what happens to my income or my life, is not going to be taken away from me because I can’t pay a tax,” said Susan Beehler, one in a group of North Dakotans who have pressed for an amendment to the state’s Constitution to end the property tax.
Proponents claim that the state makes enough money from oil revenues to make up the loss.

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