Noem delivers budget speech to lawmakers  (Audio)
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December 7, 2022

Mike Tanner

PIERRE, S.D.–South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem delivered her budget recommendations for the upcoming Fiscal Year during a speech to lawmakers in Pierre Tuesday.

It includes one significant tax cut she’s proposing, that she first talked about during her recent campaign for re-election….

She’s recommending funding increases for three key areas….

She talked about South Dakota’s shortage of workers…

Watertown was mentioned twice in the governor’d budget speech. The first came during her comments about facilities in the state that take care of people dealing with mental health issues…

The second Watertown reference came up when the governor talked about the South Dakota National Guard…

Budget decisions will be made by lawmakers and the governor as the 98th legislative assembly begins next month.