Wednesday, 31 August 2011 07:50
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) _ South Dakota Attorney General Marty
Jackley has approved the wording of a proposed 2012 ballot measure
aimed at increasing the state's sales tax to boost revenues for
education and Medicaid.
The president of the South Dakota Association of Healthcare
Organizations and the executive director for the state teachers
union are sponsoring the initiated measure.
It would raise the state sales tax from 4 percent to 5 percent
with the proceeds going to K-12 public education and Medicaid
The measure will be placed on the November 2012 general election
ballot if the group can obtain the required 15,855 petition
signatures and they are certified by the secretary of state.
The state Legislature in March reduced per-student K-12 funding
by 6.6 percent and cut reimbursements to Medicaid providers by 4.5
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