In The Moment ... October 16. 2018 Show 442 Hour 1
Workforce development is a key topic for lawmakers heading in to the next legislative session. Tuition at the state's technical institutions is high and lawmakers are looking for innovative solutions to keeping rates competitive and keep South Dakota students in-state as we seek to grow a trained workforce.
Initiated Measure 25 proposes increasing the state's tobacco tax as a possible solution.
Representative Mark Mickelson is President of Mickelson and Company. He serves as Speaker of South Dakota's House of Representatives. He joined us to urge voters to say YES to Initiated Measure 25.
Steve Westra is Chair of South Dakotans Against Higher Taxes and a past Assistant Majority Leader of the South Dakota House of Representatives. He joined us to urge voters to say NO to Initiated Measure 25.