Sections

Weather Forecast

Close

Police: Wagner man shot following early-morning altercation

Advertisement

SD lawmakers gather for governor's budget speech

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
news Mitchell, 57301
The Daily Republic
(605) 996-5020 customer support
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers are gathering at the state Capitol in Pierre to hear Gov. Dennis Daugaard's proposed budget for next year.

Advertisement
Advertisement

The Republican governor gives his budget speech at 1 p.m. CDT.

Lawmakers will pay particular attention to Daugaard's proposals for state aid to school districts and state payments to hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities that provide care to low-income people in the Medicaid program.

Daugaard has said state revenue is not growing fast enough to boost state aid to schools much beyond the inflationary increase required by law. Medicaid providers usually get the same increase as school districts.

Lawmakers also want to hear the governor's plan for spending an extra $70 million in state revenue from an unexpected increase in unclaimed property such as bank accounts.

Advertisement
Associated Press
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness