The extreme drought that has spread over much of South Dakota will have widespread after effects. Among those could be drops in state revenues. That is being watched carefully by lawmakers. Representative Susan Wismer of Britton is a member of the Appropriations Committee…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2012/08/Susan-Wismer-814a.mp3|titles=Susan Wismer 814a]
Wismer says the carry over surplus into this budget year was no surprise…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2012/08/Susan-Wismer-814b.mp3|titles=Susan Wismer 814b]
Wismer said they reworked the budget several times before adopting it in the legislative session…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2012/08/Susan-Wismer-814c.mp3|titles=Susan Wismer 814c]
The state began the new fiscal year with over fifty million dollars carried over from last year.