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November 9, 2016
Voters reject Measure 4, an attempt to raise ND’s tobacco tax, in blowout
FARGO -- Voters on Tuesday, Nov. 8, rejected the first increase to North Dakota’s tobacco tax since 1993. Measure 4 aimed to raise taxes from...
November 9, 2016 - 8:37am
October 25, 2016
Measure 4 aims to decrease smoking rates, opponents fear 'blank check'
FARGO—A proposed increase in the state's tobacco tax could bring in $70 million each year, but that isn't why proponents put it on the...
October 25, 2016 - 6:39am
October 18, 2016
'400 percent tax hike' needs to specify, 'tobacco'
A key word is missing from the ads opposing Measure 4, the proposed increase in North Dakota's tobacco tax. The word is "tobacco." Opponents of the law should recast the ads to include the word. Because as soon as voters spot its absence, they resent the attempt to manipulate them....
October 18, 2016 - 6:32am
October 17, 2016
Measure 4 tobacco tax not about money
Measure 4 on the November ballot proposing to raise the tobacco tax is not about money. It's about the 1,000 North Dakotans who die every year from the use of tobacco. And it's about the thousands of others who linger in grief and pain for weeks and months. North Dakota's present...
October 17, 2016 - 6:37am
September 30, 2016
Marsy's Law cost estimated at $2M per year
BISMARCK — A ballot measure aimed at expanding the rights of North Dakota crime victims and listing them in the state constitution would...
September 30, 2016 - 7:12am
August 26, 2016
Government regulation, public health at issue in tobacco tax debate
BISMARCK—Public health costs and veterans' needs were pitted against the correct level of government regulation of business during a debate...
August 26, 2016 - 6:23am
August 11, 2016
Tobacco tax hike measure approved for N.D. ballot in November
BISMARCK — North Dakota voters will decide in November whether to raise taxes on tobacco products for the first time since 1993, including...
August 11, 2016 - 6:27am
July 7, 2016
Cigarette taxes rise after petition drive
BISMARCK—A coalition seeking to put the choice before voters this fall to raise the state's tobacco tax will announce the results of their petition signature gathering efforts Thursday in Bismarck. The Raise it for Health North Dakota group's statutory initiative requires 13,452...
July 7, 2016 - 6:43am
March 19, 2016
Tobacco tax will deter young people from using products
As a Grand Forks physician and chairman of the recently announced efforts to initiate a ballot measure to increase North Dakota’s tobacco taxes, it’s important the public be given the facts right off the bat. First, North Dakota’s tobacco taxes have not been increased since...
March 19, 2016 - 6:46am
February 13, 2015
N.D. should increase tobacco taxes
North Dakota should raise taxes on tobacco products. The state's tax is among the lowest in the nation (44 cents on a pack of cigarettes); indeed lower than some of the major tobacco-growing states. Raising the tax, which has been at an embarrassing low level for decades, comports...
February 13, 2015 - 6:39am