Lawmakers took a second look at the issue Monday afternoon in Pierre. A vote last Thursday failed by a single vote. On Friday, supporters voted to have it reconsidered and just hours later, Rapid City Republican Scott Craig issued a statement saying he plans to flip his vote in favor of the plan. HB 1182
is a plan from Governor Dennis Daugaard to fund teacher pay raises and offer property tax relief by increasing the state sales tax.
The bill needed two-thirds of members to vote yes to advance. The final vote 47 yes, 21 nay with two excused.
The measure now goes to the Senate for discussion in committee.
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The South Dakota House has voted to raise the state sales tax by a half cent to increase teacher pay.