Legislative leaders hoping sales tax trends improve

PLATTE, S.D. (WNAX) – Legislative leaders are watching sales tax trends and hoping for improvement.

Sales taxes for the first three months of the year were below the forecast set by legislators.

House Majority Leader Lee Qualm of Platte says that is one economic marker.

Qualm says bad weather and low prices are really hitting agriculture.

Qualm says there isn’t one specific red line they wait for.

The states new budget year starts on July 1.