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Republicans control both houses of the legislature.
Republicans control both houses of the legislature.
KOTA
February 29, 2016

Tax Increases Passing with Republican Support

Republicans dominate South Dakota's legislature, so tax measures are only passing with their support. Republicans in the State House have joined with Democrats to pass HB 1182, increasing sales tax to pay for higher teacher salaries, and HB 1116, allowing cities to increase sales tax for special purposes. Both measures will still need to gain senate approval. The Rapid City Journal provides more information, including which Black Hills representatives voted for and against the bills.

A recent KOTA story, based on research from the Tax Foundation, finds that South Dakota has one of the lowest tax burdens in the nation. Based on the 2012 fiscal year, South Dakota was ranked 49th, with 7.1% of taxpayer income going to the state and local governments.

More stories on taxes can be found in our news archive.

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