Bill To Ease School Cuts Still Alive In Pierre

A bill that would use money from the education trust fund to soften the blow of a ten percent cut in state aid to schools is still alive in the South Dakota legislature, but the Governor doesn’t like it.  Bill sponsor Senator Mark Johnston of Sioux Falls says lawmakers are looking for a way to ease the education cuts…

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Johnston says the use of the education trust fund has changed since it was set up…

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Governor Dennis Daugaard said the bill would cost about forty seven million dollars, which would not allow him to eliminate the structural deficit. Johnston says it may not be that expensive…

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(courtesy WNAX, Yankton)

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