Legislators looking for money for ‘big three’

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Most legislators agree on finding money for the so called “big three”: state aid to education, raises for state employees and funding for Medicaid providers.

Representative Jean Hunhoff of Yankton says any raises will be a function of the revenue numbers.

Hunhoff, Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, says they will get the updated revenue numbers next month.

Hunhoff says they are figuring in some drops in state taxes.

Hunhoff says it will come down to a combination of increased revenue and possible budget cuts to fund the three priorities.