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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.

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