Western ND opposes 'takings' of oil tax revenue
Apr 19, 2017
Western North Dakota communities are fighting what they consider a money grab for a portion of oil tax revenue.
Townships in the top nine oil-producing counties were set to share about $25 million in gross production tax revenue for 2017-19 through Senate Bill 2013.
An amendment approved by the House diverts $16 million of that funding and sends it to townships across the state.
"It is a takings," said Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson.
Click here to read more of Amy Dalrymple's article in the Dickinson Press.