Fairfield calls out Al Jaeger on his wasteful spending

(FARGO, ND)—North Dakota Democratic-NPL Secretary of State candidate April Fairfield held a press conference today criticizing Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s continued pattern of wasteful spending.

“Twenty-two years ago my opponent was elected Secretary of State on a promise to end wasteful spending. Today, he has overspent millions more than projected in a failed attempt to update the office’s technology. He will likely spend millions more to complete the first phase of a project, that was suppose to have been completed in 2008.

“After twenty-two years in …

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N.D. Republicans, Margaret Sitte break state law banning robo-calls

(BISMARCK, ND) – District 35 Senator Margaret Sitte and the North Dakota Republican Party have admitted to making campaign robo-calls on behalf of Senator Sitte into District 35 in violation of North Dakota law.

Complaints from District 35 residents to the Attorney General’s office resulted in notification to both the Sitte campaign and the North Dakota Republican Party to end the calls. There was no word if either Sitte or the Republican Party had been fined for violating the law.

North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party Chairman Bob Valeu …

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Republican supermajority “not being truthful” on cutting oil extraction tax

Under supermajority scheme, 30% cut would have taken effect in July, costing state millions.

(FARGO, ND – October 24, 2014) – At a news conference in Fargo today, North Dakota Democratic-NPL Senate Leader Mac Schneider (District 42, Grand Forks) called out the Republican supermajority for deliberately misleading voters about Republican efforts in the 2013 legislature to cut the oil extraction tax. Several Democratic-NPL legislative candidates from throughout eastern North Dakota joined Schneider at the event.

“North Dakota Democrats are here to set the record straight: Every member …

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Astrup’s “Respect the Taxpayer” Plan simplifies taxes, provides more than $1.1 billion in relief

Jason Astrup, the Democratic-NPL endorsed candidate for Tax Commissioner, called on the North Dakota Legislature to enact income tax and property tax relief to help ease the tax burden on North Dakota families and small businesses.

Astrup’s plan would simplify the tax code by eliminating all but one tax bracket and provide an income tax exemption on the first $40,000 of taxable income for single filers and $80,000 of taxable income for married filers. This exemption, when combined with the standard federal deduction, would eliminate the …

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