"Back then, they really didn't have much of a choice," Severson said. "They only way they could get anything from their land was to subdivide even when they didn't want to."
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"The rest of the states have not been idle in this process," said Dan Severson, a former Republican state representative who began trying to repeal the tax in the early 2000s before passing the baton to Dettmer.
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