SD Legislator reflect on his time in Pierre this year

DAKOTA DUNES, S.D.(WNAX)- The 2023 session of the South Dakota legislature was marked by low drama and high productivity.

District 17 Representative Bill Shorma of Dakota Dunes says it was a cooperative session.

Legislators settled on a three tenths of a percent cut in the overall sales tax rather than the Governor’s plan of cutting the four and a half cent tax on food.

Shorma says the cuts add up the same.

Shorma says people buy more than food at the grocery store.

The sales tax cut has a sunset provision in four years, giving legislators time to review the impacts to the budget.