A long time legislative observer says he thinks lawmakers are beginning to grasp how serious a budget situation they face. Dave Owen, President of the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry, says he hasn’t been hearing many alternatives…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2011/02/DAVEOWEN207A.mp3|titles=DAVEOWEN207A]
Owen says the cuts proposed by Governor Dennis Daugaard are more than just numbers…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2011/02/DAVEOWEN207B.mp3|titles=DAVEOWEN207B]
Despite the budget getting voted on in the final hours of the session, Owen says he sees a lot of prep work before then…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2011/02/DAVEOWEN207C.mp3|titles=DAVEOWEN207C]
Lawmakers plan to wrap up the main run of the session on March 14th.