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Road And Bridge Maintenance Requires More State Support, Higher Taxes and Fees

Victoria Wicks
Rep. Mike Verchio talks with journalists after the Jan. 31 Rapid City Legislative Crackerbarrel.

Senate Bill 1 raises fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees to generate money for fixing roads and bridges. Governor Dennis Daugaard focused on this need in his State of the State address, and the topic dominated the Rapid City crackerbarrel this weekend. SDPB’s Victoria Wicks reports that not all legislators agree on the best way to fund road construction and maintenance.

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Rep. Lance Russell

Rapid City freelancer Victoria L. Wicks has been producing news for SDPB since August 2007. She Retired from this position in March 2023.
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