State of North Dakota secondary Archives: on Budget & Economy


Eliot Glassheim: Federal spending promotes growth better than tax cuts

Q: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?

A: No.

Q: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?

A: Yes; tax incentives need better control.

Source: VoteSmart 2016 North Dakota Political Courage Test Aug 8, 2016

Rick Becker: Submit smaller budgets when there are shortfalls

Discussion of the state's $1.074 billion budget shortfall dominated a large portion of the debate. Candidates were asked what they would've done differently if they were governor in 2015 when the state overshot on its budget forecast with oil prices already beginning to fall. "I don't know that I would have done anything differently," Stenehjem said, adding that the current rainy day funds and processes for cutting budgets has been in place for decades and have worked. Last month general fund agencies were ordered to cut 4.05% from their budgets; the rest of the cuts came from rainy day funds and state general fund surplus dollars.

Becker, touting his staunch fiscal conservative principles, said he'd have submitted a far smaller budget to begin with. "We wouldn't have found ourselves in the situation we're in now," Becker said, adding that with a smaller budget "I won't have to take out that red pen and line-item veto."

Source: Bismarck Tribune on 2016 North Dakota gubernatorial debate Mar 3, 2016

Wayne Stenehjem: Rainy day funds and budget cuts work

Discussion of the state's $1.074 billion budget shortfall dominated a large portion of the debate. Candidates were asked what they would've done differently if they were governor in 2015 when the state overshot on its budget forecast with oil prices already beginning to fall. "I don't know that I would have done anything differently," Stenehjem said, adding that the current rainy day funds and processes for cutting budgets has been in place for decades and have worked. Last month general fund agencies were ordered to cut 4.05% from their budgets; the rest of the cuts came from rainy day funds and state general fund surplus dollars.

Becker, touting his staunch fiscal conservative principles, said he'd have submitted a far smaller budget to begin with. "We wouldn't have found ourselves in the situation we're in now," Becker said, adding that with a smaller budget "I won't have to take out that red pen and line-item veto."

Source: Bismarck Tribune on 2016 North Dakota gubernatorial debate Mar 3, 2016

Wayne Stenehjem: Diversify our economy: drones, fertilizer, & infrastructure

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said technology as well as building an attractive business climate are key to the state's long-term prosperity. He said advancements in drones is one area that will lead to permanent jobs as will additional infrastructure, such as a proposed fertilizer plant near Grand Forks. "We are further diversifying our economy," Stenehjem said. "North Dakota to the amazement of many has become one of the best places for young people."

With a growing economy as well as an increasing and younger population, entrepreneurship can thrive, according to Stenehjem, adding that, with the right tax policy and regulatory regimen, the state can attract new businesses and remain strong for decades

Stenehjem said the state can play a role in promoting a strong business climate through incentives and good loan programs among other things. "We really have made some remarkable progress," Stenehjem said.

Source: Bismarck Tribune on 2016 North Dakota gubernatorial race Feb 28, 2016

Robert Marquette: Fight for sound monetary policy & lower government influence

The first challenger in this year's U.S. Senate race, North Dakota Libertarian Party candidate Robert Marquette, launched his campaign. Marquette, a Fargo resident, is running against Republican Sen. John Hoeven, who is running for a second term.

"If elected, I will fight for sound monetary policy, I will shed light on the corruption and cronyism of the entrenched political parties, and I will always work to drastically reduce government's influence in our lives," Marquette said in a press release.

Source: Bismarck Tribune on 2016 North Dakota Senate race Feb 22, 2016

  • The above quotations are from State of North Dakota Politicians: secondary Archives.
  • Click here for definitions & background information on Budget & Economy.
  • Click here for other issues (main summary page).
2016 Presidential contenders on Budget & Economy:
  Republicans:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Democrats:
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
Please consider a donation to OnTheIssues.org!
Click for details -- or send donations to:
1770 Mass Ave. #630, Cambridge MA 02140
E-mail: submit@OnTheIssues.org
(We rely on your support!)

Page last updated: Feb 24, 2017