Gov. Noem isn’t a fan of putting expiration date on tax cut, hints at veto
Republican governor responds to Senate committee putting sunset on sales tax rollback
PIERRE — Gov. Kristi Noem says any tax relief package adopted by lawmakers this winter should be permanent, pushing back on efforts to sunset a proposed sales tax cut after two years.
The Republican governor in a statement released Tuesday voiced her opposition to a proposal to cut the state’s overall sales tax rate from 4.5 percent to 4.2 percent, specifically because in its current form, it would expire in 2025.
“If the legislature pursues a temporary tax cut and instead embraces a spending spree, it will hurt our families and our businesses,” said Noem, who prefers eliminating all sales taxes collected on groceries.
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