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Thursday, November 13, 2014

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: IS WAWS PULLING A FAST ONE ON THE INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION?

Last week we alerted you to the Western Area Water Supply's (WAWS) plans to increase its scope and budget to levels that are so high the legislature will be stuck…...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

DUSTIN GAWRLOW: STATE’ APPROACH TO FIGHTING MEASURE #5 MISSES THE MARK

Measure #5 on the November ballot is one of the most heated issues there is is. It would create a new state program and dedicate a full 5% of oil…...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: PROPERTY TAX RELIEF SHELL-GAME CONTINUES

It’s no secret that many of us have been critical of the way the state legislature has approached property tax relief over the past eight years. To rehash the problems:…...

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: WAWS: THE MONSTER THE LEGISLATURE CREATED AND NOW MUST TAME

“Government should only do what the private sector cannot or will not.” In 2011, the North Dakota Legislature approved the creation of a water project commonly known as WAWS (the…...

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

DUSTIN GAWRLOW: HOW TO FIX HIGHER EDUCATION IN NORTH DAKOTA

The battle in North Dakota’s university system has entered “The Theatre of the Absurd”.Late in February, the North Dakota Student Association (NDSA) took a vote of “no confidence” against university…...

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: N.D. HOUSE DEFEATS WATER EXTRACTION TAX EFFORT

This morning, the North Dakota House of Representatives defeated House Bill 1398 by a vote of 36 Yeas to 57 Nays (a constitutional majority of 48 yeas is required to…...

Friday, February 22, 2013

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: GROUP LAUNCHES RADIO AD QUESTIONING PROPOSED NEW TAX

Last month, we alerted you to the introduction of a bill (HB 1398) that would create an entirely new tax on water used for industrial purposes. Since that point, the…...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: THE PERPETUAL UNIVERSITY SYSTEM PROBLEM

Once again, like seems to happen every couple months, there is more turmoil in North Dakota's University System.  Senator Tony Grindberg (R-Fargo) has introduced an amendment to the University System’s…...

Thursday, February 07, 2013

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: TIME TO START ESTABLISHING PURPOSE FOR ND LEGACY FUND

In 2010, North Dakota voters approved the establishment of the Legacy Fund, a constitutionally mandated state savings account that would collect 30% of all oil tax revenues.  The fund, however,…...

Friday, March 02, 2012

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: THE TIME HAS COME FOR NEW MANAGEMENT IN NORTH DAKOTA’S UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

The headline of today's editorial in The Bismarck Tribune sums it up perfectly: "Higher Ed Board Doesn't Get It".  For months, it has been one scandal after another in the…...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: Tax Foundation Memo - A Roadmap to Improve North Dakota’s Business Tax Climate

Earlier this month we wrote about the latest annual report from the non-partisan Tax Foundation ranking North Dakota 29th in the nation in the area of "Business Friendly Tax Policy."…...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

HERMAN CAIN IN BISMARCK

Last year, over 200 people attended NDTA's annual dinner with keynote speaker Herman Cain.   We just received word that Cain is coming to Bismarck on March 30th - the…...

Monday, February 20, 2012

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: NDTA TO HOST PROPERTY TAX TOWNHALL MEETINGS

In June, North Dakota's voters will be ask to do something that would never enter the realm of possibility in any other state - eliminating local property taxes.   The…...

Monday, February 13, 2012

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: DICKINSON STATE UNIVERSITY FIASCO IS PROOF THAT ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS

The opening line of today's editorial in the Minot Daily News sums it up perfectly: "what in the world is going on at Dickinson State University"?   North Dakota's higher…...

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: REPORT - NORTH DAKOTA’S BUSINESS TAX CLIMATE NOT GREAT

The latest annual report from the non-partisan Tax Foundation ranks North Dakota 29th in the nation in the area of "Business Friendly Tax Policy." (The full PDF of the report…...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

DUSTIN GAWRLOW: TAX EXEMPTIONS, CORPORATE CAPITALISM, AND N.D. OBAMANOMICS

Picking Winners and Losers in North Dakota      Last week, we told you about how a company in oil boom country was given a five-year exemption on income taxes due…...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: EPA TARGETS “FRACKING” IN WYOMING

EPA Report stokes fears of crackdown in North Dakota       Yesterday afternoon, a story broke that caused further panic in the oil Is the EPA targeting North Dakota's…...

Monday, December 05, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: RICK BERG - DONT TRUST EPA

Berg rightly rejects Senator Hoeven's backing of EPA's assurances     Congressman Rick Berg has justifiably come out in disagreement with Senator John Hoeven's support of "assurances" the EPA has…...

Monday, November 07, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: SHOULD NORTH DAKOTA RACE TO IMPLEMENT THE OBAMACARE HEALTHCARE LAW?

  To implement or not implement ObamaCare - that is the question facing every state in the nation.     Unfortunately, the State legislature is making it very difficult for…...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: HAVE REPUBLICANS FORGOTTEN THAT T.E.A. STANDS FOR “TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY”?

This weekend, the Bismarck Tribune came out with an editorial saying much of the same things that NDTA has been saying with regard to the plans to implement federal legislation…...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Dustin Gawrylow: What is “Tax Fairness”?

  There are many people who think that "tax fairness" is defined by someone else paying more. The recent issue of internet taxation has brought this issue to the forefront.With…...

Friday, September 02, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: IS HIGHER ED INTENTIONALLY DEFYING LAWMAKERS?

    Over the last few days, several issues involving Higher Education have developed due to an interim legislative committee hearing on Tuesday, August 30th.    Separately these seem may…...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: SHOULD NORTH DAKOTA IMPLEMENT OBAMACARE?

 Take the Survey!     This week the North Dakota Insurance Department will start holding public hearings regarding the establishment of the "healthcare exchanges" as dictated by ObamaCare.  The first…...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: TAXPAYERS NEED WHISTLE-BLOWERS

In college, anyone who takes courses in Management has reviewed the work of W. Edwards Demming and has studied how fear in the workplace is the most destructive force to…...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: DSU INVESTIGATION ENTERS NEW PHASE

DSU Investigation Enters New Phase     Chancellor Bill Goetz Properly Hands Off Investigation To Auditor's Office       As the investigation of the Dickinson State University scandal expands,…...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW:  WHAT DID CHANCELLOR BILL GOETZ KNOW, AND WHEN DID HE KNOW IT?

How much is Chancellor Bill Goetz's actions going to cost North Dakota Taxpayers in legal fees and severance pay?      Yesterday, we told you how new information uncovered by…...

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION

The developing drama regarding "fake students" at Dickinson State University is a symptom of a bigger problem in higher education.  There has been a culture in higher education that rejects…...

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: THE FALSE PROMISES OF THE DEBT-CEILING DEAL

Now that the deal struck by Congress has been signed into law, it is important to debunk the myth-based statements regarding this deal before such statements become accepted as conventional…...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

DUSTIN GAWRYLO:WNORTH DAKOTA LEADS THE NATION IN SUBSIDIZING OUT-OF-STATE COLLEGE STUDENTS

North Dakota Leads The Nation In Subsidizing Out-Of-State College Students       A major policy issue that NDTA has long focused on is now getting national attention in the…...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

ECONOMICS 101 (FOR GOVERNORS):  DISASTERS DO NOT STIMULATE THE ECONOMY

This morning, Governor Jack Dalrymple appeared on CNBC's Squak Box.  On worldwide cable TV he more than implied that the flooding problems that North Dakota is having would have some…...

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