Lower tax collections lead to lean budget

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By Dana Hess

Gov. Dennis Daugaard presented a lean budget proposal to legislators on December 6, holding the line on spending due to sales tax collections that are projected to be lower than expected. The $1.62 billion general fund budget for fiscal year 2018 includes one percent increases for education, health care providers and state employees. The budget includes about $20 million in general fund spending increases.

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