Bill to Cut Oil Taxes | VideoJennifer Joas | 2/5/2013
The Public Employees Association is concerned with retaining workers in western North Dakota, and don`t want to see a tax break when they can`t adequately fund employment positions.
"Our concern is, if you`ve got an extra $600 million sitting around, why aren`t we paying people to fill those positions? Why aren`t we making those positions more competitive?" said Stuart Savelkoul with the ND Public Employees Association
Proponents for the bill say the tax cut would decrease the state`s revenue, but the state will get added revenue through abolishing the stripper well exemption.