Noem signs temporary tax cut, says she'll push to make it permanent
South Dakota governor: Four-year tax holiday 'better than none at all'
Gov. Kristi Noem has begrudgingly signed a temporary tax cut sent to her by legislators she’s accusing of wanting future tax increases.
The Governor’s Office Tuesday announced Noem put her signature to House Bill 1137, which reduces South Dakota’s 4.5 percent sales tax rate to 4.2 percent starting July 1.
“The people of South Dakota deserve relief from burdensome regulations and inflation inflicted by the federal government,” the governor wrote in a signing letter sent to the Legislature. “While our state enjoys the strongest economy in the nation, the lowest unemployment, and unprecedented economic growth, we also recognize that these blessings are a result of embracing liberty and personal responsibility.”
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