BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota House has defeated a measure that would have given residents a break from paying state income tax this year and next.
The House voted 63-23 to kill the bill Monday.
Republican Rep. Scott Louser of Minot sponsored the measure. He says it's an attempt to decrease the tax burden on people living in oil-rich North Dakota.
Tax analysts estimated that North Dakota's treasury would have taken a more than $1 billion hit over the next two years if the measure passed.