User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

28° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



 Winter Storm for November 30, 2015

Snow Outlook

Severe Weather

State Radar

Click here for local closings & delays

Send photos to

Storm Center Update | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


First Hearing For 3rd Penny Sales Tax Bill

February 10, 2010, 5:56 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

First Hearing For 3rd Penny Sales Tax Bill
PIERRE, SD - A bill that would allow cities in South Dakota to raise the sales tax another penny will have its first hearing in Pierre Thursday. The main backer of the bill is the City of Sioux Falls.

City officials want to use the extra money generated by the tax to build a new events center. But Sioux Falls isn't alone; the South Dakota Municipal League says 92 different communities have already voiced their support for the bill.

The bill would allow cities in South Dakota to hold a public vote to raise the sales tax by an extra penny. It would mean you would be paying an extra $1 in taxes every time you spent $100. The money would have to be used for large projects that cannot be paid for from other areas of the city budget.

The bill also says that a city must tell voters how long the extra tax will be into effect and when it will end. Sioux Falls estimates the extra penny tax would have to be charged for three to four years to raise money for the events center.

A hearing in the House Local Government committee will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. and Mayor Dave Munson plans to testify about the bill. But it's only the first step in the five-step process of passing the third penny sales tax bill through the legislature.

Previous Story

Next Story



You may also like

Ronald Neels Sentenced To 75 Years In Prison

11/23/2015 5:59 PM

For more than a decade, nobody knew Ronald Neels was sexually abusing a victim inside his home near Garretson. The victim never said anything about th...

Full Story | Watch
Harrisburg High School Wins $100,000

11/25/2015 9:01 AM

Students at Harrisburg High School are celebrating Wednesday morning.

Full Story
Tyrese Ruffin's Mother Speaks Publicly For First Time

11/25/2015 6:18 AM

In her first and only television interview, Doohen talked about her son, who she called the joy of her life.

Full Story
LHS Student Charged With Making Bomb Threat

11/23/2015 10:53 AM

Sioux Falls Police said a 16-year-old student wrote a message on a bathroom mirror.

Full Story
Sioux Falls Police Investigate Multiple Stabbings

11/23/2015 12:12 AM

Sioux Falls Police are investigating two stabbings late Sunday night.

Full Story