Governor Daugaard says the gun is at our head
By Cara Hetland
Governor Dennis Daugaard is traveling the state to explain his budget. Daugaard was in Yankton and Sioux Falls today/Monday. He says there are proposals to use money from designated trust funds to lesson the ten percent across the board cut he proposes. Daugaard says by using that money as one time money it diminishes the purpose of having the funds.
Bite: (20) So the gun is really at our head. We can put it off one year and we can use up all our reserves and we still don’t have enough to make it the following year. The only way you can defer this is if you continue to raid one time sources of money to perpetuate the problem or raise taxes.
Daugaard says the sooner the structural deficit is dealt with then he can start talking about prospects of a brighter future.
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