Griggs County Staff Report for 2023 State Board of Equalization
One of the worst things about property tax is the valuation process. It seems to have no rhyme or reason and often it seems very unfairly applied. A shocking example of this unfairness is seen in the North Dakota State Board of Equalization minutes from October 2023. Property tax valuations were so incredibly unfair, that the state had to step in!
End Property Tax Effort Ongoing
BISMARCK – It is still in the early stages but the effort to end North Dakota’s property tax appears to be gaining momentum. The End Unfair Property Tax movement hopes to obtain 45,000 signatures from North Dakotans to place an initiated measure before the voters to abolish proper tax.
Addressing the Concerns That a State Legislator Expressed to His District
We need to make sure our elected officials have fully accurate information about the measure. They often have misconceptions about losing local control that can easily be addressed, so long as we can have the discussion.
Woolly Mammoth Waste of Money
North Dakota recently purchased an investment share in a company that wants to bring back the Woolly Mammoth… an investment that will cost taxpayers $3 MILLION to a private company that has already raised over $225 million for their project.
Help Mr. Tibor Keep His Business From Being Taken
Francis Tibor reached contacted me out of the blue to tell me the problem he was facing, and to see if I knew of anyway to help him. We didn't know each other, but he was desperate. He is 80 years old and lives in Hebron ND, population 794.
Ward County Set to Raise Property Taxes
We've recently learned that the Ward County Commissioners have approved a preliminary 2024 budget, which will raise property taxes for all property owners. The aim is to use revenue from the sales tax to pay off the bond for the county jail addition while supporting the highway department with increased property taxes.
Grand Forks County Set to Raise Property Taxes
We've recently learned that the Grand Forks County Commissioners are looking to increase property taxes on all business and homeowners in support of a $29 million budget. The proposal for a budget exceeding $29 million dollars was approved by the Grand Forks County Commission by a narrow 3-2 vote, and includes salary increases and several new employee hires in the next year.
Opportunity for Small Businesses in North Dakota
End Unfair Property Tax is a grassroots movement dedicated to abolishing the burdensome property tax system in North Dakota, and we’re reaching out to you today to ask for your help! We invite you to join us in this fight by making your business a hub for signature collection.
Rick Becker Hosts Meeting For Unfair Property Tax
Rick Becker is trying to gather thousands of signatures to get rid of property taxes. Becker says money is not the problem here, figuring out where to spend and cut money is the issue. More than 50 people showed up to this event with the goal to end unfair property tax. Some questions were answered, but there were some concerns left open-ended.
End Property Tax to Appear in Minot
MINOT – It is a bold plan triggered by those who believe North Dakota’s property tax is unjust. End Unfair Property Tax, an organization led by Dr. Rick Becker, Bismarck, is in the process of gathering signatures to put an initiated measure on the November election ballot calling for the elimination of property tax in the state.
Say NO to Unfair Property Tax Increase in Minot
Last week we learned that the City of Fargo improved a property tax increase by a 4-1 vote. This week, it’s Minot… As you may know, the Minot City Council recently approved a preliminary budget that includes a property tax increase — an increase that many of us simply can't afford, especially amidst current economic uncertainties.
City of Fargo Approves Property Tax Increase
At a time when we are all feeling the crunch of economic pressure, the decision to impose a property tax increase seems to neglect the challenges faced by many of Fargo’s residents… As you may be aware, the City of Fargo has increased the city’s property taxes and utility fees in 2024 by a 4-1 vote.
As Metro Area Raises Property Taxes, Former State Lawmaker Touts Petition Seeking to Ban it Altogether
While Fargo and West Fargo are proposing a property tax increase for 2024, former state lawmaker Rick Becker visited the area passing around a petition seeking to end property taxes statewide.
Press Release: End Unfair Property Tax Launches Grassroots Efforts to Abolish North Dakota Property Tax
North Dakota (July 27, 2023) - End Unfair Property Tax (EUPT) Committee, a grassroots organization led by Chairman Rick Becker, officially launches its website and signature collection efforts to get a measure to abolish North Dakota’s property tax on the ballot.
End Unfair Property Tax - Join the Fight!
Our plan is simple: Replace current property taxes with existing state revenue so that people can keep more of their hard-earned money, while allowing cities and counties to address increasing budget needs with other revenue sources.
Rick Becker Gets Property Tax Ballot Petition Approved
NORTH DAKOTA (KXNET) — Former state lawmaker Rick Becker is now pushing to kill property taxes in North Dakota. Becker’s ballot petition was approved by the secretary of state’s office last week. He and his sponsoring committee have a year to gather 31,165 signatures to put the proposal on the ballot.
‘The Great Property Tax Debate’: Petition to Abolish Property Tax Now Circulating in ND
WILLISTON, N.D. (KUMV) - Property taxes have been a big-button issue for both the state legislature and homeowners this year. Soon, voters may have the chance to get rid of them completely.
Former North Dakota Rep. Rick Becker to Circulate Initiative That Would Prohibit Property Taxes
Former North Dakota Rep. Rick Becker (R) filed an initiative to amend the state’s constitution to prohibit property taxes in the state, except for those designed to pay for bond debt. The measure would limit the debt of a political subdivision (such as counties, cities, and towns) to 2.5% of the value of real property in the subdivision.
Campaign to Eliminate North Dakota Property Tax Moves Forward
The North Dakota Legislature just handed taxpayers the biggest property and income tax cut in state history, more than half a billion dollars overall. But that could be only a down payment, if a campaign for a constitutional initiative to eliminate the property tax altogether gathers enough support to go before North Dakota voters next year.
Measure to Abolish North Dakota Property Taxes Approved for Circulation
Supporters of a proposed constitutional initiative to eliminate property taxes in North Dakota can begin circulating petitions to try to bring the matter to voters next year. Secretary of State Michael Howe on Thursday announced that a required petition title had been approved. The title is a short statement to be included on the petition that sums up the proposed measure. The proposal in short is to "prohibit political subdivisions from levying any tax on real or personal property except for the payment of bonded indebtedness."
Tax Commissioner Reports Increase in Taxable Sales and Purchases
BISMARCK, N.D. – Tax Commissioner Brian Kroshus announced today that North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases for the first quarter of 2023 are up 21.4% compared to the same timeframe in 2022. Taxable sales and purchases for January, February and March of 2023 were $5.7 billion.
Petition Led by Rick Becker to Get Measure on ND Ballot to Eliminate Property Tax
BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - Homeowners often complain about property taxes. Someday soon, they could be paying a lot less — in fact, nothing at all. That’s because there’s a petition circulating to get a measure on the ballot to do away with property tax — for good.
Becker Spearheading Another Attempt at Abolishing North Dakota Property Taxes
Former State Lawmaker Rick Becker Leads New Initiative to Abolish North Dakota Property Taxes
The proposed petition, sponsored by a 25-person committee, is seeking at least 32,000 signatures over the next year to successfully place it on the next ballot as a constitutional measure.
Port: Failed U.S. Senate Candidate Rick Becker Backing Initiated Measure to Abolish Property Taxes
MINOT, N.D. — Former state lawmaker Rick Becker, who left the Republican Party to run an unsuccessful independent campaign against U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, is the chairman of a new ballot measure committee taking aim at the state’s property taxes. If successful, the measure would eliminate property taxes in North Dakota.