Heitkamp hosts listening session

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND, hosted what she billed as part of her Tax Reform Listening Tour in Minot this past Monday afternoon at the Chamber of Commerce. Heitkamp held a similar session earlier that day in Bismarck.

President Donald Trump has initiated a tax reform process in which one of the main objectives is simplifying the tax code and making the filing process much easier for most taxpayers.

“My priorities for tax reform are clear. It must level the playing field for workers, families, and retirees. It must make it easier and less costly for families and businesses to file taxes. And it must grow the economy while being fiscally responsible,” Heitkamp said. “There is still a lot we don’t know about the president’s tax reform proposal, and we need more details to determine if it truly supports hard working North Dakotans.”

Sara Dufner, owner of SOS Image of Minot, was one of those in attendance at Monday’s listening session.

“Everybody there wanted the process simplified,” said Dufner. “And there’s always concerns about tax reform and how it effects small business.”