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Measure 2 defeated, lawmakers mull property tax reforms

Published 06/14/2012, Grand Forks Herald

A constitutional measure that would have made North Dakota the first state in the nation to abolish property taxes went down in flames Tuesday, with about 77 percent of the more than 172,000 primary voters soundly saying “No” to Measure 2. But Sen. Dwight Cook, R-Mandan, said the Legislature has worked to reform property taxes for years, an effort that will continue — and lawmakers already have several plans that could lower tax bills — despite what happened in voting booths across the state.

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