The House has passed a change in the oil tax distribution formula.
But it isn’t what Governor Dalrymple proposed.
The current formula on oil tax is – 75 percent goes to the state, 25 percent to local governments. Dalrymple and oil patch Republicans wanted to make that formula 60-40 – 60 percent to local governments, 40 percent to the state. Instead, the House passed what it called the 70-30 plan – 70 percent to the state, 30 percent to local governments.
House Democratic Minority Leader Kenton Onstad (D-Parshall) says he’s reluctantly supporting the proposal.