South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has proposed a state budget that would cut spending by ten percent for almost all areas of state government. The 2012 budget proposal would cut spending by about one hundred twenty seven million dollars. Daugaard says the state has to eliminate the structural deficit…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2011/01/DENNISDAUGAARD119A.mp3|titles=DENNISDAUGAARD119A]
Daugaard says due to a variety of funding sources, the cuts to schools would not be as severe…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2011/01/DENNISDAUGAARD119B.mp3|titles=DENNISDAUGAARD119B]
Daugaard says he is open to discussions about the budget, but will hold firm to his commitment to eliminate the deficit…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2011/01/DENNISDAUGAARD119C.mp3|titles=DENNISDAUGAARD119C]
Lawmakers have thirty two legislative days remaining in the session.
(courtesy WNAX Yznkton)