Owen Says Upping Sales Taxes Best Way To Increase State Revenue

The budget cutting just completed by the South Dakota legislature has started talk about finding more revenue, or taxes.  Long time legislative observer Dave Owen, President of the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry says there is really only one easy target available…

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Owen says it doesn’t appear there are many “sin taxes” left out there…

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Governor Dennis Daugaard put much emphasis on funding economic development. Owen says even with extra resources, it’s a slow, long term process…

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(courtesy WNAX Yankton)

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