Mitchell Lawmaker Finds Daugaard's Tax Stand "Interesting"

During a stop in Rapid City last week Governor Dennis Daugaard said he opposes a temporary sales tax increase that would sunset after a certain time saying that lawmakers would lack the political will to enforce it.  State Senator Mike Vehle of Mitchell says that’s an interesting thing for the Governor to say……

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Governor Daugaard says he wants to balance the state budget through a ten-percent cut in spending without raising taxes or using reserve funds.  Vehle says he’d consider using limited reserves as a last resort…..

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The state has a structural deficit of $127-miilion dollars and approximately $107-million dollars in reserve.

(courtesy KORN, Mitchell)

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