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Letter: Proposed tax plan will cripple graduate students like me

I'm a fourth-year doctoral student conducting diabetes research at North Dakota State University. My work will benefit not only North Dakota and NDSU, but the whole field of medicine and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).The propos...

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I'm a fourth-year doctoral student conducting diabetes research at North Dakota State University. My work will benefit not only North Dakota and NDSU, but the whole field of medicine and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

The proposed tax reform will increase my taxes over 300 percent. I cannot afford that, plus my education, plus health care, plus living expenses. My tuition waiver is what keeps me at NDSU. I work hard for NDSU in exchange for my tuition waiver.

As graduate students, we are not allowed to work outside of our contract; therefore, getting taxed on more income than I actually receive is a giant obstacle for students, NDSU, University of North Dakota, and the workforce of North Dakota.

We voted in Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven to represent the people of North Dakota, not corporations or donors.

Do the right thing and don't vote this bill to pass!

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Cambron lives in Fargo.

 

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