Noem’s food tax cut bill raised from the dead
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PIERRE — Gov. Kristi Noem’s food tax repeal initiative died last month in a state House committee. But it has new life in the final days of legislative budget talks.
The South Dakota Senate Monday narrowly voted to revive legislation calling for the elimination of sales tax on groceries, bringing the governor-led tax relief package back to the negotiation table between House and Senate lawmakers.
“This horse has not been allowed to run the race to the end so (this legislation) will allow all the options to be on the table these last four days as we’re discussing trying to give the people some kind of tax cut,” Sen. Herman Otten said.