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MN Senate GOP Releases Tax Bill, Rep. Paul Marquart Responds

Republicans who control the Minnesota Senate have unveiled a tax bill they say will benefit all Minnesota taxpayers and provide tax cuts to half of them. The bill contrasts with proposals from Gov. Tim Walz and the House Democratic majority that would raise gasoline and other taxes. It includes a quarter–point income tax cut for middle–class taxpayers and would shelter…

Better Business Bureau Warns of Tax Scams

The earlier you file, the better

FARGO, N.D. — With less than a month to go before Tax Day, people are encouraged be cautious of potential scams. The Better Business Bureau recommends that people make sure their accountants have proper credentials and licenses. Always make sure you understand what you’re signing, and don’t sign a blank 1040 form without seeing the numbers. You’ll have less risk of…

Senator Hoeven Answers Questions About GOP Tax Reform and How it Benefits You

Throughout the last seven weeks, Americans have gone through a range of emotions when it comes to their financial futures

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s been a week since the GOP tax plan was signed by President Trump. Throughout the last seven weeks, Americans have gone through a range of emotions when it comes to their financial futures. Senator Hoeven says he is making an effort to educate Americans, clear up misunderstandings about tax reform and explain why he thinks it…

Senator Franken: The Republican Tax Bill Represents a Slap in the Face

During that announcement he took a dig at the past alleged sexual harassment actions by President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Al Franken took to the Senate floor to give his final speech before his resignation takes effect in January. He talked about his years in the Senate debating the issues, the arguments and serious votes. Franken said “Politics is about the improvement of people’s lives.” He announced earlier this month that he would resign in the…

Apple Admits to Slowing Down Older iPhones, AT&T Employees Get Tax Bill Holiday Bonus

AT&T is offering hefty holiday bonuses to celebrate the passing of the GOP tax bill.

  NATIONAL — It’s a controversy that Apple has finally put to rest by admitting they slow down older iPhones. The company says they have a good reason for doing it because the older the phone, the older the battery and that means more room for potential problems. They say older batteries can cause iPhones to shut down without warning…

Senator Heitkamp Says GOP Tax Reform Bill Hurts Middle Income Families

They all say the tax reform wouldn't benefit them in the long run

FARGO, ND — Senator Heidi Heitkamp says the Republican tax reform bill will raise costs for most middle income families in the long-term. She spoke in Fargo alongside a local tax attorney, small business owner, senior citizen, farmer and the president of the North Dakota Building and Construction Trades Council. They all say the tax reform wouldn’t benefit them in…

Protesters are Asking Hoeven to Vote Against GOP Tax Plan

Republicans in Congress have proposed a tax plan that many people in the metro are not happy with

FARGO, ND — Republicans in Congress have proposed a tax plan that many people in the metro are not happy with. A group of protesters brought a check to Senator Hoeven’s office saying the tax plan favors corporations and the top 1% over working people. They say the plan only benefits those who make over 40–thousand dollars a year but…

Senator Hoeven Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Tax Relief

Hoeven specifically wanted to get input about how he could help middle class individuals and families

FARGO, ND — Senator John Hoeven held a roundtable to get community input about tax relief for North Dakotans. State manufacturers, exporters and agricultural industry leaders were all there to provide their thoughts on what should be done next. Hoeven specifically wanted to get input about how he could help middle class individuals and families. However, he says he hopes…

Sen. Hoeven Meets with U.S. Treasury Secretary Over Tax Relief

It would increase the standard deduction for individuals to $12,000 and married couples to $24,000

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Treasury Secretary is on Capitol Hill looking for support for tax relief. Steven Mnuchin met with North Dakota U.S. Senator John Hoeven to talk about modernizing and simplifying the tax code. The draft Senate tax relief bill provides a net tax cut of about $1,500 for a median income family of four. It would increase…

Dakota Access Pipeline will Continue Operations, Despite Environmental Impact Study

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ordered more environmental study anyway

  NORTH DAKOTA — A federal judge says the Dakota Access oil pipeline can continue operating while an environmental impact study is done. The $3.8 billion pipeline built by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners began moving North Dakota oil to Illinois on June 1. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ordered more environmental study anyway. He has now ruled that the pipeline…