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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: GIVING CREDIT TO HIGHER ED SKEPTICS

It's often easy to criticize people for promoting inappropriate policies, but the North Dakota Taxpayers' Association also recognizes the need to credit those who support responsible policies and question existing…...

Friday, August 13, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: SENATOR CONRAD FLIP-FLOPS ON PENDING TAX HIKES

 Video Shows Conrad "Clarifying" His Position     Apparently, Senator Conrad has not liked the credit we've given him on his quote a few weeks ago.  Considering the Bismarck Tribune was…...

Thursday, August 05, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE AND THE TAX FOUNDATION PROVE THE POINT

We recently explained how Sen. Kent Conrad has decided that repealing the Bush tax cuts now would not be a good idea.  We've also shown how Sen. Byron Dorgan is…...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: STATE DATA CENTER’S POLITICAL PUBLIC FUNDING SOURCES REVEALED

BISMARCK, N.D. - Ongoing North Dakota Taxpayers' Association (NDTA) investigations indicate that the publicly funded North Dakota State Data Center (NDSDC) has been politically active.   Records obtained in early July named…...

Friday, July 23, 2010

Dustin Gawrylow: Where Does Congressman Pomeroy Stand On Raising Taxes In A Recession?

At the end of 2010, if nothing is done the tax cuts that were implimented in 2001 will disappear.  With them, a considerable tax break for the lowest income earners.      …...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: EXPIRING TAX CUTS HIT LOWEST INCOME EARNERS HARDEST

At the end of 2010, if nothing is done the tax cuts that were implimented in 2001 will disappear.  With them, a considerable tax break for the lowest income earners.  (Click here for…...

Monday, June 28, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: PROPERTY TAX GAP BEING FILLED BY CITIES, COUNTIES , AND PARK BOARDS

Today, I would like to pass along an article by State Senator George Nodland of Dickinson.  In this article that recently ran in the Dickinson Press, Senator Nodland points out…...

Friday, June 11, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: NORTH DAKOTA’S SENATORS VOTE AGAINST NORTH DAKOTA’S ENERGY-BASED ECONOMY

Today, out-going Senator Byron Dorgan and Senator Kent Conrad  both voted against the Murkowski Amendment, which would have stopped the EPA and the Obama Administration from unilaterally imposing many of…...

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: DORGAN – CONRAD - SUPPORT THE MURKOWSKI AMENDMENT

The time has come for one last push to contact Senators Conrad and Dorgan to make it clear to them that a vote against the Murkowski Amendment is a vote against North…...

Thursday, June 03, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: THE BISMARCK SALES TAX DEBATE

NDTA Launches Awareness Campaign Locally Last September, Mayor John Warford of Bismarck proposed to double the city sales tax.  At the time, the North Dakota Taxpayers' Association went on the record…...

Friday, May 21, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW:  SUPPORT THE MURKOWSKI AMENDMENT

In recent days, special interest groups have started airing ads against the Murkowski Amendment.   The potential amendment, which could be added on to a debt ceiling bill the Senate is…...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: SENATOR CONRAD LIKES CLOSED DOORS

Last week, Senator Conrad was caught on "Not So Hidden Camera" saying he does not think opening the doors to his debt commission is a good idea.  He specificly said he does…...

Monday, April 26, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: HHS REPORT: HEALTHCARE REFORM WILL CAUSE HEALTHCARE COSTS TO INCREASE

No one ever said that Congress was logical. Only Congress could call something "reform" and the result of that reform be in the form of higher costs. The U.S. Department…...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: SENATOR CONRAD’S PLAN TO INCREASE TAXES

It's not often that a politician comes up and says point-blank that they want to raise taxes.   But North Dakota's Senator Conrad has done just that. According to the Associated…...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: THE RETURN OF CAP & TRADE

If you enjoyed the lack of transparency shown by the Senate when crafting their version of Obamacare, you will love the way they plan on crafting the Cap and Trade…...

Thursday, April 08, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: SENATOR CONRAD’S NATIONAL SALES TAX PLAN

Last May, a story ran in the Washington Post about an idea circulating in Washington to create a national sales tax.  Our own Senator Kent Conrad made an appearance in…...

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: TIME TO ACT:  REIMBURSE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE

In the last two weeks 600 North Dakotans have signed NDTA's petition urging Attorney General Wayne Stenejhem to join the multi-state lawsuit addressing the government healthcare law.   Attorney General…...

Monday, April 05, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: N.D. JOINS LAWSUIT AGAINST OBAMACARE

North Dakota Joins Multi-State Lawsuit Challenging Individual Mandate Provisions In Government Healthcare Law     This morning, we get word that North Dakota Attorney's General Wayne Stenehjem has announced that the state…...

Thursday, April 01, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRLOW: THE COMING CONSTITUTIONAL BATTLE

The next step in the debate over government healthcare will be in the courts.  Already a dozen states have announced their intentions to challenge the constitutionality of the new law.  North…...

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: 0BAMACARE FACTS ARE STUBBORN THINGS

Senator Kent Conrad is busy barnstorming the state defend the government-run healthcare plan.   "[T]hose who say this is a government-run system have clearly not read the bill" Conrad said,…...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRLOW: OBAMACARE - WHAT IS NEXT?

Government-Run Healthcare has passed.   Congressman Pomeroy broke his promise.   What do we do next?  This is the question that dozens have emailed asked today.   Attorney General Wayne…...

Monday, March 22, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: N.D. TAXPAYERS’ ASSOCIATION - GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTHCARE

Bismarck, N.D. - Dustin Gawrylow, Executive Director of the North Dakota Taxpayers' Association issued the following statement late Sunday night:   "Just before 11 p.m. eastern time in Washington D.C., on…...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS TRY TO HIJACK RALLY

Today, as part of the National "Honk No" On Healthcare Rally, a rally was held in Bismarck, North Dakota at the Federal Building.  The concept was that people would honk…...

Monday, March 15, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: DOES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCLUDE INFRASTRUTURE AND TAX RELIEF?

An interesting story is developing in Jamestown, N.D.   It seems the Jamestown City Council has decided that tax dollars are better spent on infrastructure than on corporate welfare programs…...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: WHEN THE GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER VOTES AREN’T THERE – JUST CHANGE THE RULES!

When The Votes Aren't There,   Just Change The Rules To Say No Vote Is Needed      If nothing else, the recent surge to push government-run healthcare is teaching…...

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: POMEROY -  UNDECIDED ON GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTHCARE?

Late yesterday, the Grand Forks Herald posted a story entitled "Pomeroy: Waiting to decide on health care reform support."   You might ask yourself - what is he waiting for?…...

Monday, March 08, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTHCARE IS NOT A DONE DEAL

There seems to be a belief by some that government-run healthcare is a done deal.  It is not. Before the use of Reconciliation even can be initiated in the Senate, House…...

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLOW: THE NORTH DAKOTA PENSION FUND GAP

The North Dakota Pension Fund Gap   Last week, the North Dakota Policy Council (NDPC) broke a story that very few people in North Dakota know about (including lawmakers).  The story…...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

DUSTIN GAWRYLO: SENATOR CONRAD RIDING THE RECONCILIATION ROLLERCOASTER

Yesterday, Politico reported that Senator Kent Conrad has now stated that the House must first pass the Senate version of Government-Run Healthcare before the budget reconciliation process can be used. "I…...

Monday, February 22, 2010

NORTH DAKOTA TAXPAYERS’ ASSOCIATION CALLS ON DELEGATION TO DENOUNCE “LEGISLATIVE TRICKERY”

Request Follows Congressman Pomeroy's Comments To CNN Bismarck, N.D. - Today, the North Dakota Taxpayers' Association (NDTA) called on North Dakota's federal delegation to denounce the use of the budget…...

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