Thank your state legislators this Christmas
As homeowners of North Dakota anxiously wait for their daily mail, this year might be different. Property tax statements are going out with a 12 percent increase. The only homeowners that should be upset about this are the 23.5% who favored eliminating property taxes.
To the 76.5% who rejected this measure, I don’t want to hear any complaints. When the Legacy measure came to a vote, 63.2% of voters favored putting 30% of oil revenues in a special fund. Was this money a rainy day fund to help the residents of the state? Now we have a $5 billion cash cow, or should I say cash rhino. The Legislature failed to provide a 12% buy down and here we are at this point. This amounts to about a $300 to $500 per home owner with some paying less and some paying more.
Call your legislative representative and thank them for the wonderful Christmas present. We gave them a $5 billion Christmas present and we got the lump of coal. MERRY CHRISTMAS