South Dakota businesses look ahead to 2018 legislative session

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The president of the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been making his way across the state, to talk to the business community before the 2018 legislative session.

David Owen was in Spearfish Tuesday afternoon for the 2018 legislative outlook luncheon hosted by the Spearfish Chamber of Commerce.
Owen says he travels to about a dozen cities before and after each legislative session to talk about some of the issues we may face.
He says it's important to know how South Dakota businesses might be impacted and to know what issues may lie ahead.

SD Chamber of Commerce & Industry President, David Owen, says, "The Daugaard administration is going to have their last legislative session and after tackling major issues like juvenile justice reform, highways, teacher salaries, I don't think this is a session you're going to see major initiatives. It is a session with a tough budget, revenues are down and so we'll keep an eye on the impact of very little increases of any and perhaps some budget cuts that might impact business."

Owen says there is a potential of seven ballot measures for next year via signature.
Owen was in Rapid City Tuesday morning and will head to Pierre on Wednesday.