Thursday, 10 March 2011 10:05
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has vetoed a bill to raise annual vehicle registration fees.
The bill would raise $31 million to help counties, cities and
townships take care of roads and bridges. Daugaard says he opposes
a fee increase while the economy is struggling.
In a veto message Thursday, Daugaard said he understands that the state needs to find a long-term solution to pay for roads and bridges. He said federal transportation funding should be decided first.
The bill passed both houses of the Legislature with more than a two-thirds majority, the same margin needed to override Daugaard's veto.
Daugaard on Thursday also vetoed a measure to stop insurance companies from charging higher co-pays for chiropractic care than for primary physician care.