North Dakota votes 'no' on ending property tax
June 13th, 2012
07:33 AM ET
2 years ago

North Dakota votes 'no' on ending property tax

New York (CNNMoney) - Voters in North Dakota, where the economy is swelling with money from the oil boom, have voted against abolishing property taxes in the state.

More than 76% voted "no" in Tuesday's initiative to get rid of the property tax, according to returns from the North Dakota Secretary of State.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    People know that we need to pay taxes to support service that we all need and use ,if we don't raise revenue its like your car runing out of gas ,that's why the republican bafoon party and rover nitwitquest are going down in flames in Nov .

    June 13, 2012 07:43 am at 7:43 am |
  2. ND

    Keep such junk out of the state constitution. It's too big now. The way this one was worded left the barn door open to strangle any part of the state the sitting legislature didn't 'like'.

    June 13, 2012 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  3. Tax Payer

    Laughable since 90% of those in the 76% voting no don't even own any property. Seems most renters are too stupid to realize that higher property taxes will equal higher rents for them to pay.

    June 13, 2012 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    The notion of permanently getting rid property taxes is just as stupid as it is insidious. It is almost as if someone were attacking the United States from within itself. You gotta admit, though. Defeating the US by getting rid of its' government from the inside out would be an excellent strategy.

    June 13, 2012 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  5. Gurgyl

    How can a state survive if no taxes??? Get oil companies too to pay. Produce more oil till we are oil-free, green energy which this nation needs....

    June 13, 2012 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  6. chuck weidemann

    Wow!... Who's in charge in that progressive state. Not a republican I would venture to guess....they
    must be commie's up there!!!! I think it's great!!!! Romney will kick them out of the Usa if elected....

    June 13, 2012 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  7. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Charlene Nelson, head of Empower the Taxpayer, the grassroots organization pushing Measure 2, had wanted to eliminate a tax that she considers unfair because it pushes many local citizens out of their homes who are on fixed incomes or have lost their jobs."

    Wonder how this will affect her book revenues, which was her only concern to begin with - selling her book, that is.

    June 13, 2012 09:04 am at 9:04 am |