Leadership from both parties talking about potential tax cuts coming from the legislature

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- It seems almost all South Dakota legislators agree on passing a tax cut, the problem is agreeing on what and how much to cut.

House Majority Leader Will Mortenson of Pierre says they are supporting the cut of sales taxes.

Mortenson says they are working with the Governors office.

House Minority Leader Oren Lesmeister of Parade says the food tax cut came off the table quickly.

Lesmeister says democrats have offered a cut of two cents off the four and a half cent tax on groceries.

Lesmeister says if the food tax goes to zero, it would be very difficult to bring it back.

Senate Majority Leader Casey Crabtree of Madison says he believes there will be an agreement.

Crabtree says they continue to talk to the Governors office about their proposals.

Senator Minority Leader Reynold Nesiba of Sioux Falls says republicans in the House and Senate have different options in mind.

Nesiba says the two cent cut could help bring the Governor around.

Nesiba says he is hoping for some talks on the issue.

Governor Kristi Noem has threatened to veto the budget bill if it doesn’t contain her four and a half percent cut of grocery taxes.

Legislators return to Pierre on Monday for the final four days of the main run of the session.