Legislative Leaders Like Daugaard’s State Budget Proposal

Legislative Leaders Like Daugaard’s State Budget Proposal

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota legislative leaders say they like much of Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s proposed state budget for next year.

House Republican Leader David Lust of Rapid City says he’s surprised Daugaard found a way to propose 3 percent funding increases for school districts, health care providers and state employees’ paychecks. Daugaard wants to use an unexpected increase in money from unclaimed bank accounts and other property to fund such increases.

House Democratic Leader Bernie Hunhoff of Yankton says lawmakers likely will look for ways to give schools even more than the governor is recommending. But Hunhoff says he likes Daugaard’s plan to use money available on a one-time basis to pay off some state obligations to free up money for ongoing spending on priorities.

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