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Senate, House, governor draw lines in tax cut battle | Mar 03


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Lawmakers and the governor are making their tax cut priorities known as they enter the final week of session. It’s unclear what tax, if any, will get cut.

A bill to allow state judges to refer kids to the Department of Corrections for repeat nonviolent offenses has crossed its last legislative hurdle. Senate Bill 4 was approved by the House of Representatives Tuesday.

After long debate, a bill impacting medical marijuana in South Dakota passes committee. The bill would remove the state Department of Health from deciding which disorders can be added to the list of medical cannabis use.

Parents were left scratching their heads after officials announced plans to close Canyon Lake Elementary School in Rapid City. Chief among their complaints—a lack of communication from the school district.

A pair of bills funding major new prison facilities now only need the governor’s signature to become law. The Senate approved both bills Wednesday.

Governor Kristi Noem has vetoed a bill allowing local governments to increase the hotel occupancy tax. House Bill 1109 increased the maximum tax on some hotel rooms from $2 per room to $4 per room or four percent of the room charge.

And more.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."