User uShare Login | Register
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.


10° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

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

 

KELO TV/Argus Leader Poll: Amendment L

October 27, 2010, 5:00 PM by Don Jorgensen

KELO TV/Argus Leader Poll: Amendment L
We continue to unveil numbers from our exclusive KELO TV/Argus Leader scientific poll as we look at one of the ballot measures, Amendment L. It pertains to the state's cement plant and how much money the state gets from its trust fund. And judging by our numbers, voters aren't sure which way to lean.

The state sold the Rapid City plant in 2001 to a Mexican company for $238 million. At that time, the state passed an amendment that mandated a $12 million transfer annually from the cement plant trust fund to the general fund.

Amendment L would reduce that amount. Instead of $12 million, the state would only get 4 percent each year.

But it would also eliminate an earmark that says if the fund generates more than $12 million, leftover money goes to state education.

[Review poll results]

According to our KELO TV/Argus Leader poll, 27 percent would vote in favor of that. 38 percent say no, but 35 percent remain undecided.

A supporter of the amendment says the numbers show, voters are uninformed about Amendment L. 

"I guess people haven't studied the issue and made enough contacts," State Senator, District 2 Paul Dennert of Aberdeen said.

Dennert, who sits on the appropriations committee, says the state can't keep taking $12 million in today's market.

"If the market doesn't turn around, my thought is that the fund could self destruct," Dennert said.

But opponents to Amendment L think a change to the constitution is uncalled for and could hurt education.

State Sen. Stan Adelstein of Rapid City is among the opponents of the measure who argues that the amendment would hurt education by reducing the amount of money in the general fund and eliminating direct payments to education entirely.

Our poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Four Dead In Sisseton Shooting

11/22/2014 7:09 AM

South Dakota authorities are searching for a Sisseton man following a shooting early Saturday morning that left four people dead and another person in...

Full Story
UPDATE: Sisseton Homicide Suspect Found Dead In Home

11/22/2014 10:40 AM

Colter Richard Arbach has been located and identified as one of the four people shot and killed this morning in Sisseston.

Full Story
Sisseton In Shock After Shooting

11/22/2014 5:51 PM

It appears a Sisseton man killed three people and injured a fourth before killing himself early Saturday morning, according to the South Dakota A...

Full Story | Watch
Names Of Sisseton Shooting Victims Released

11/24/2014 10:32 AM

Authorities release the names of the people shot to death and hurt in Sisseton over the weekend.

Full Story
Three People Arrested For Deadly Stabbing In Wagner

11/23/2014 3:12 PM

Three people have been arrested after a deadly stabbing in Wagner.

Full Story


Events