A little over a year and a half of pro-business policies have elevated the national economy to unseen heights, and the same goes for North Dakota. As a small business owner in Fargo, I understand best how lower taxes contribute to a roaring economy. And we're not the only ones experiencing this. Since the passage of tax cuts last year, businesses across our state are reaping the benefits of paying fewer taxes by expanding their business and rewarding their employees.
Once again, we see Democrats and their liberal allies resort to repeating the big lie that North Dakota Republicans cut oil taxes. This time it is Forum columnist Mike McFeely. Obviously McFeely chose to ignore the recent N.D. Tax Department report that clearly shows that the oil tax reforms passed by the Republican legislators in 2015 have resulted in an increase in oil tax collections this biennium of almost $500 million.