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NDU joins Keep It Local Coalition to Preserve Local Control

At the 2024 North Dakota United Delegate Assembly, members approved opposing legislation that would undermine local authority to levy property taxes. In response, North Dakota United has joined the Keep It Local coalition, dedicated to defeating a ballot measure aiming to abolish property tax.
Published: June 2024

At the 2024 North Dakota United Delegate Assembly on April 20, 2024, NDU members approved a new business item, stating: “ND United will oppose any proposed legislation or constitutional amendment designed to usurp the power of North Dakota’s political subdivisions to levy property taxes based on property value to support public services in their counties and communities.” In that spirit, North Dakota United has since joined a new coalition of 62 associations and nonprofit organizations called Keep It Local, which is dedicated to defeating an initiated ballot measure that seeks to abolish property tax in our state.  

Keep It Local is launching as this issue of United Voices was going to press. We urge all our members to visit the website and learn more about their mission and the many reasons why eliminating property tax in our state without providing a thoughtful, well-vetted plan for replacing the $1.329 billion per year in desperately needed funding for our public schools and essential services is a bad idea. 


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