Republican North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple
is proposing $545 million in tax cuts and says the state should
play a greater role in funding education.
The plan that would be considered in the 2013 Legislature if
Dalrymple wins election includes cuts in property taxes, as well as
individual and corporate income taxes. It expands the homestead tax
credit for disabled and senior citizens.
Dalrymple wants a 50 percent reduction in the average school
district tax levy. He says that would save the owner of a $180,000
home nearly $1,100 in property taxes.
Democratic state Sen. Ryan Taylor, who's running against
Dalrymple, says the governor is ``reacting to issues long after
hearing the public outcry.''
Taylor says he released his plan more than two months ago.