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ATTORNEY GENERAL'S EXPLANATION OF AMENDMENT P

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

While the constitution currently restricts the State from incurring debt, it does not expressly require the State to have a balanced budget. Amendment P requires the Governor to propose a balanced budget.

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In addition, Amendment P prohibits legislative appropriations from exceeding anticipated revenues and existing available funds. The amendment is not intended to affect other constitutional provisions.

A vote "Yes" will include balanced budget requirements in the Constitution.

A vote "No" will leave the Constitution as it is.

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