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Jack Dalrymple on Tax Reform
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jack Dalrymple on other issues.
  • Incentives promote job creation in new enterprises. (May 2011)
  • Tax relief to share economic gains with people of ND. (Apr 2011)

Senate:

ND 2012: 2012 North Dakota Senate Debates


Rick Berg on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rick Berg on other issues.
  • Keep the tax cuts; repeal the death tax. (Nov 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Member of House Ways and Means Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Kent Conrad on Tax Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (ND): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Kent Conrad on other issues.
  • Tax cuts will force raids on Trust Funds. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted NO on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 16% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 80% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Heidi Heitkamp on Tax Reform
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Heidi Heitkamp on other issues.
  • Never eliminate home mortgage deduction. (Oct 2012)
  • We need to have a discussion on specific tax breaks. (May 2012)
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
John Hoeven on Tax Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Hoeven on other issues.
  • Pushed property tax relief and economic development. (May 2010)
  • Investment tax credit; end state sales tax on farm parts. (Jan 2001)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)

House:


Kevin Cramer on Tax Reform
Republican (District 0): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Cramer on other issues.
  • Flat tax to give investors certainty. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Hoeven on Tax Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Hoeven on other issues.
  • Pushed property tax relief and economic development. (May 2010)
  • Investment tax credit; end state sales tax on farm parts. (Jan 2001)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Duane Sand on Tax Reform
2000 Republican Challenger for Senate (ND): Click here for Duane Sand on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Berg on Tax Reform
Republican (Senate run 2012) (District AL): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rick Berg on other issues.
  • Keep the tax cuts; repeal the death tax. (Nov 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Member of House Ways and Means Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Edward Schafer on Tax Reform
Former Democratic Governor (1992-2000); Cabinet Sec'y (USDA): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Edward Schafer on other issues.
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
Mike Liffrig on Tax Reform
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Liffrig on other issues.
  • Replace IRS with national sales tax. (Aug 2004)
  • Bush tax cuts get North Dakotans $310M per year. (Aug 2004)
Byron Dorgan on Tax Reform
Democratic Jr Senator (ND): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Byron Dorgan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted NO on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 11% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Dwight Grotberg on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Dwight Grotberg on other issues.
  • Signed Taxpayer Protection Pledge: oppose all tax increases. (Apr 2006)
  • Make the current tax cuts permanent. (Mar 2006)
  • Abolish the estate tax. (Mar 2006)
  • Allow more rapidly depreciating farm equipment. (Mar 2006)
Earl Pomeroy on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (ND-At-Large): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Earl Pomeroy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • 50-25-25 budget formula for debt-tax cuts-spending. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 16% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Tracy Potter on Tax Reform
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tracy Potter on other issues.
  • Sponsored $138M income tax relief bill. (May 2010)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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