|SD voters weigh in on variety of issues|
|Wednesday, 07 November 2012 12:26|
As expected, Republicans faired well across the state, with most incumbents keeping their seats in the various races West River.
Amendments regarding provisions relating to corporations and legislator travel reimbursements both failed, while amendments regarding the cement plant trust fund and a balanced budget requirement both passed.
A measure to raise the state sales tax in order to better fund education and Medicaid failed. South Dakotans also voted against Referred Law 16, which dealt with education reforms and teacher bonus programs, and voters also rejected the establishment of a large project development fund.
Votes are still being counted on the Pine Ridge Reservation, as the Oglala Sioux Tribe voted for tribal president and vice president on Tuesday. But unofficial results released on the tribe's website show Bryan Brewer leading John Yellow Bird Steele for president, and Tom Poor Bear ahead of William "Shorty" Brewer for vice president.