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SD Education Association talks the 'half-penny sales tax' and teacher pay

This video is from SDPB's news program, South Dakota Focus.

The South Dakota Education Association is a professional organization dedicated to the state's public education workforce.

In this installment of Pierre to Peer, SDPB's Lee Strubinger talks with the organization's Director of Government Relations.

They discuss the half-penny sales tax intended for teacher salaries, the governor's proposed 6% increase in state aid to education, and the ongoing impact of the pandemic on our state's teachers.

Lee Strubinger is SDPB’s Rapid City-based news and political reporter. A former reporter for Fort Lupton Press (CO) and Colorado Public Radio, Lee holds a master’s in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield.