Dec
04

Gibson Reacts To Daugaard Budget

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One of the few Democrats calling Pierre home in the upcoming Legislative session is still looking for more in the way of education funding following Governor Dennis Daugaard’s Budget address Tuesday. Representative Peggy Gibson says Daugaard’s budget didn’t do enough to make up for drastic cuts made last year…

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Gibson was in favor of a number of things mentioned in the annual budget address…

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Gibson also liked Daugaard’s plan for reducing the numbers of criminals locked up in the state. Some improvement to the State Fairgrounds are also in the budget.

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The Governor’s four-point-one billion dollar state budget will provide modest increases of three-percent on education, health care and salaries for state workers. Daugaard is leaving about 26 million dollars uncommitted and will negotiate with the Legislature this winter on how to spend the extra money

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