South Dakota Lt. Governor Matt Michels says a measure on the ballot would, if approved, prevent the Governor’s Office of Economic Development from using a portion of the contractor’s excise tax to provide economic recruitment incentives. He says restricting the use of those funds hinders the state’s ability to attract and grow businesses…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2012/09/dl64.mp3|titles=dl64]
Michels also weighed in on another ballot issue that asking South Dakota voters to raise the state sales tax by a penny to help fund education and offset Medicaid costs…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2012/09/dl65.mp3|titles=dl65]
Michels says a penny sales tax may not seem like a lot but that it is…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2012/09/dl66.mp3|titles=dl66]
Michels comments were made last week.