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Interview: Dennert Talks Taxes and Guns on Veto Day

Rep. Drew Dennert (R-3/Aberden)
Rep. Drew Dennert (R-3/Aberdeen)

Just home from the Capitol, Representative Drew Dennert sat down this evening with Dakota Free Press to talk about Veto Day. The freshman Republican and I talk about the three bills whose vetoes withstood override attempts today:

  1. House Bill 1149, the Democratic telephone tax cut rejected by Republican budget hawks;
  2. HB 1072, the permitless concealed carry bill pushed hard by the NRA; and
  3. HB 1156, which would have allowed enhanced permit holders to carry concealed firearms in the Capitol.

Representative Dennert stuck around to talk about some bills the Governor signed; we’ll feature that interview in the next full Dakota Free Press Podcast. Stay tuned!


  1. Stace Nelson 2017-03-28 17:48

    Hat tip to Rep Dan Ahlers & Sen Jason Frerichs for getting their appropriate tax cut as far as they did. Shameful that “Republicans” opposed and vetoed it clamping it was needed even as they swept $800,000.00 into the General Fund.

    Do Guard your wallets folks.

  2. grudznick 2017-03-28 17:59

    It sounds like you fellows were talking into a can, or maybe actually making that tape in the men’s room. It seemed sort of echoing or tin can sounding, especially when Mr. H was talking.

  3. grudznick 2017-03-28 18:26

    Despite apparently holding the interview in the can, you asked young Mr. Dennert some very good gun questions, Mr. H. I hope his grandpappy listens to that tape.

  4. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2017-03-28 21:53

    Hey, Grudz, if you don’t like the acoustics of Dakota Free Press World Headquarters, why don’t you chip in for some quality microphones and sound tiles?

    Stace, I do always guard my wallet. That’s why I vote Democratic, for sensible tax and fiscal policy that ensures my hard-earned money goes for good causes, not handouts for the wealthy.

  5. grudznick 2017-03-28 23:23

    I will work on the sound tiles, Mr. H. The content was pretty good, so try not to focus only on the negative you took away from my blogging about your tape with Mr. Dennert. Focus on the important stuff, like content.

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