POINT: South Dakotans want the food tax cut
Guest column by Kristi Noem, South Dakota governor
The people of South Dakota have enjoyed tremendous economic growth in recent years. Their incomes have risen faster than just about anywhere in the country. But they are not immune to the effects of historic inflation. The cost of food at home has increased by 19 percent in just the last year – even the fastest rising incomes in the country can’t keep up with that.
I have made eliminating the sales tax on groceries my number one priority this legislative session. This is the right tax cut at the right time to give South Dakotans the relief they need.
And let me be clear: not just any tax cut is good enough. The grocery tax cut is the right thing to do.
My team has conducted new polling to see which tax cut the people of South Dakota want, and I am giving you the very first look at this new data. South Dakotans have spoken clearly – they greatly prefer the grocery tax cut to other potential options.
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