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Supporting school bond issue

December 5, 2013

Voters in Minot face an extremely important decision on Tuesday, when they will decide the fate of a $125 million school bond issu....

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ChasinND

Dec-10-13 11:29 PM

And Minot School vote goes up in flames and down to defeat!!! Myself and a lot of others told you so.

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bushandcheneylied

Dec-10-13 11:17 PM

Now,sorry.I will be praying tonight,All you no voters I hope will join me.

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bushandcheneylied

Dec-10-13 11:16 PM

All we can do know to get new schools is pray for another flood.

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chadk66

Dec-10-13 10:26 PM

bond measure went up in flames.

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takkak

Dec-10-13 12:13 AM

For all those whom resort to name calling, I absolve thee.

Vote NO.

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bushandcheneylied

Dec-09-13 11:28 PM

Takk,Now tell the the rest of the story.Like,How much of that money is going to higher education.Where did you pull that 1200 figure out of ,I can only guess.

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takkak

Dec-09-13 9:47 PM

The North Dakota Senate has approved increased funding for K-12 schools which will also mean significant reductions in property taxes.

The $1.2 billion bill has $700 million going into property tax relief.

The bill is a new way of funding schools, which will mean less money coming from local governments.

Senator Tim Flakoll says the state will fund 80% of the cost of education.

And a $200,000 home will see a $1,200 reduction in property taxes.

The bill also raises the minimum teacher salary to $27,500.

An attempt to increase the minimum to $32,000 failed.

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takkak

Dec-09-13 9:45 PM

The time is upon us. Time to fight for our children. Time to do what's right. Say no to big oil and vote NO to more property tax via school bond.

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chadk66

Dec-09-13 4:17 PM

it doesn't matter if five million people make a living off that land. that's completely irrelevant. it's a business and business's pay property taxes. Still doesn't change the fact that they shouldn't be treated any different than anybody else in regards to paying taxes on their homes. If paying no taxes on ones home is good enough for farmers then it certainly should be for everybody else. I have no doubt property taxes will be eliminated this fall. most people understand the hoodwinking that went on and when they get their property tax statement you'll see a mushroom cloud over the whole state.

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redneck

Dec-09-13 12:38 PM

that sounds about right just going of mine but there are a lot of people that make money off that land the elevator and the people working there , the seed plant, equipment dealers there is o lot of work that goes into that quarter and a lot of money and it payes for a lot of peoples wages, that pay into the tax system,and yes the farmer is rewarder if he does a good job of manageing it, much like what we are looking for from our school board and administration

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chadk66

Dec-09-13 12:02 PM

I recently read something in regards to what ag pays for land taxes. I think the state average is $500 and some dollars per quarter of land. That is peanuts considering how many dollars that quarter puts in their pockets. My acreage puts nothing in my pocket yet is many times more per acre than what they pay.

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chadk66

Dec-09-13 12:00 PM

all farmers are exempt from property taxes on their homes. common knowledge. My acreage is zoned ag and I have no specials. Yet I pay many times more per acre than any farmer I know simply because my home is on it and I don't farm so can't exempt it.

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redneck

Dec-09-13 10:29 AM

court and qualify, i should proofread this stuff

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redneck

Dec-09-13 10:25 AM

i think if a person goes to the cort house you will find that most do not get the house tax break it was set up back in the 50s and never has accounted for inflation so i think there is only about a handfull that actually qualift. but please check it out, also check if your land is zoned for ag or residental that changes the amount of tax also and if there are specials.

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chadk66

Dec-09-13 10:09 AM

they pay far less per acre than I pay on my acreage. acre for acre I probably pay five times their amount. However, they make a profit off their land and I don't. They pay zero on their residence and have more tax breaks than anybody else on the planet. It's high time they are forced to pay on their homes like everybody else. They're no more special than anyone else. Every other business in the state pays property taxes on every inch of land they own, so should farmers. Farmers are opposed to eliminating property taxes because they know the gravy train will end and they'll finally have to pay their fair share.

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redneck

Dec-08-13 10:35 PM

i think it has to do with the fact of the land tax, the land tax usually far exceeds any house tax, so in the big picture they get a small break on the house but make up for it in land tax,

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chadk66

Dec-08-13 10:22 PM

I cannot fathom why farmers have an exemption on their homes and everybody else has to pay. makes absolutely no sense.

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redneck

Dec-08-13 9:44 PM

and under 45000 and the farm only is for a farm house the land is still the same as everybody else and outbuildings are still taxed

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redneck

Dec-08-13 9:38 PM

i think you have to be disabled or a farmer, and those haveto account for more then 50% of your income

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MarkHighwater

Dec-08-13 9:19 PM

Sounds like the same old song and dance....Socialism for the rich,and capitialism for the rest.

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MarkHighwater

Dec-08-13 9:15 PM

Does one need a note from their mother to get a property tax exemption...what's the criteria?

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MarkHighwater

Dec-08-13 9:14 PM

How do you get a property tax exemption...I want one too ;)

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Icabod

Dec-08-13 1:48 PM

I am all for new schools, but I am against the way that the city of Minot is going about it to get them. The middle class seems to be the ones who suffer the most when it comes to these issues and I am just tired of it. No and No!

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redneck

Dec-08-13 1:46 PM

that or you get a vote for the amount of tax you pay, for every 1000 dollars equals 1 vots. like a shareholder

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Williston

Dec-08-13 12:55 PM

Have to agree with Chad. Only those who pay property tax should vote. I would add - Not those who have a property tax exemption. Those who actually pay! That would really reduce the voting pool on this. Those actual tax payers could decide if the ESTIMATED FUTURE student enrollment is accurate and want to pay up.

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