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January 19, 2016

Governor Daugaard Continues To Support Sales Tax Increase

Governor Dennis Daugaard's proposal to raise South Dakota's sale tax by one-half cent has been met with resistance. According to a Rapid City Journal article, which also details how the Rapid City Area Schools system came to be in such dire financial straits, Daugaard explains that of the approximate $107 million raised by the increased sales tax, $62.4 million would be given to the school districts to help increase teacher pay. This would be in addition to the $665 million budget the school system received this school year.

The governor's proposal would also repeal the property tax levy while increasing the general-fund levies in order to continue covering the school's benefit expenses.

Check out our resource page to keep updated on the 2016 legislative section.

Visit our online archives to read more news on Rapid City Area Schools and teacher pay.

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