GOP Lawmakers Push Measure To Allow Tax Hike Vote
March 2, 2011, 11:28 AM
Updated: March 2, 2011, 12:10 PM
PIERRE, SD -
A group of Republican senators wants to give voters a chance to decide whether to raise taxes in defiance of Gov. Dennis Daugaard's call to balance the upcoming budget without a tax hike.
Senate Pro Tempore Bob Gray, a Pierre Republican, amended another bill Wednesday to deal with a special election this November.
Voters would have from July 1 to August 2 to collect signatures for a ballot measure. Gray told the Senate State Affairs Committee that he wants South Dakotans to eventually decide whether to raise taxes.
Daugaard has said he will reject any tax hikes or spending of reserves to balance the state's $127 million deficit. He's proposed 10 percent cuts to state education and healthcare spending.
© 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
3/5/2014 9:55 PM
The kids were ready to start class with a substitute teacher, but then she left the room, and things went horribly wrong.
3/7/2014 10:01 AM
Yankton Police Chief Brian Paulsen says authorities caught up with Joshua Charles Hudson Friday morning.
3/4/2014 11:59 AM
A 22-year-old Sioux Falls man who admitted to texting and driving and killing a motorcyclist in the summer of 2012 will be sentenced Tuesday afternoon...
3/5/2014 5:42 PM
Parents are shocked at what allegedly happened inside an art class in Redfield after a teenager is left in charge.
3/7/2014 12:05 PM
State officials say one-year-old Adryan Jones died on Wednesday from injuries received in a two-vehicle crash Monday, February 24.