The fourth and final Crackerbarrel for 2015 ended Saturday, at SDSM&T. According to the Rapid City Journal, the big discussion was where the money for road and bridge repairs should come from and how it should be spent.
Solutions debated include: increasing the excise tax, gas tax, license fees, registration fees and creating a wheel tax. The challenge is some measures, such as the gas tax and excise tax, go directly to the state budget. Others, like license registration fees, vehicle registration fees and wheel taxes, go to individual counties.
Legislators want to find ways to give individual counties more control, rather than pass laws that apply to the entire state when only certain areas really need the money, like Northeast South Dakota.