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Published April 29, 2011, 04:21 PM

Measure to Abolish ND Property Taxes on Ballot

A proposed constitutional amendment to abolish property taxes in North Dakota has been approved for the ballot.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment to abolish property taxes in North Dakota has been approved for the ballot.

Secretary of State Al Jaeger said Friday the initiative had enough petition signatures to qualify for the June 2012 primary election. It will be listed as Measure 2.

Supporters of the proposal needed almost 27,000 petition signatures. Jaeger says more than 28,000 valid signatures were turned in.

The amendment says North Dakota and its local governments may not impose property taxes after Jan. 1. It says the Legislature will have to figure out a way to provide replacement revenue to cities, counties and other local governments.

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