SD Sales Tax Proposal OK'd For November 2012 Ballot
November 23, 2011, 11:29 AM
PIERRE, SD -
South Dakotans in a year will vote on a sales tax increase to boost education and Medicaid funding.
Secretary of State Jason Gant on Wednesday said supporters of the proposal submitted more than enough valid petition signatures to get the measure on the November 2012 general election ballot. It will appear on the ballot as Initiated Measure 15.
The measure would raise the state's sales tax from 4 percent to 5 percent. The additional 1 percent would raise an estimated $180 million, with half going to K-12 education and half to Medicaid funding.
© 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
1/22/2015 9:03 AM
Corey Mitchell was watching his 4-year-old son Carson skate at the Scheel's IcePlex this week when he captured an unexpected crash.
1/21/2015 6:00 PM
Eight people have been charged following a month-long drug investigation in Sioux Falls.
1/25/2015 8:08 AM
A Newcastle, Wyoming man died after an ATV broke through the ice on a lake in northern Perkins County in South Dakota.
1/21/2015 5:55 PM
At first his teammates thought Nate was just messing around, but his coaches quickly realized something was wrong and jumped to action.
1/21/2015 11:26 AM
The warrant was issued after police got a tip in December about possible drug activity at the home located near Cliff Avenue and Interstate 229.