|Tourism tax passes House committee|
|Thursday, 17 January 2013 12:17|
The South Dakota tourism industry is hoping to extend the half-cent tourism tax that goes to pay for marketing for tourism in the state. The State House Taxation committee approved the bill 14-1 Thursday morning and sent it on to the full House.House Majority Leader David Lust of Rapid City says he considers it to be prudent and responsible tax policy. Mount Rushmore Xanterra general manager Russ Jobman said he supports the tax, saying 77-percent of the money comes from people from outside South Dakota. And Wall Drug President Ted Husted called the South Dakota Department of Tourism, which is funded by the tax, Wall Drug on steroids when it comes to marketing our state.