North Dakota Realtors Stands Up for Local Control in Property Tax Battle -- and Wins!

Posted By Chada Trithavornyuenyong on September 13, 2012 in Taxes

The 1,500-member North Dakota Association of REALTORS® (NDAR,) joined a coalition of more than 80 groups to oppose a measure that would have abolished the state’s century-old property tax. Why? Because getting rid of the tax would have empowered the state legislature to replace the lost income by creating new revenue sources, over which the voting public would have virtually no say. 

Their "‘Keep It Local, North Dakota” campaign used their own Issues Mobilization funds along with a grant from NAR to pay for polling and campaign advertising. In the end, they won with 77 percent of the voters striking the measure down.