Officials will focus on certain taxes when revenue totals come in

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – State revenues are expected to fall substantially following the shutdown of many businesses to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Since most of the state budget is for employee pay and benefits that could be a potential target to cut.

Representative Jean Hunhoff of Yankton says many state employees are in critical service areas.

Governor Kristi Noem has talked about a possible special session of the legislature, depending on how far tax revenues fall.

Hunhoff, a long time member of the Appropriations Committee, says many state agencies are seeing demand increase for their services.

Hunhoff says when the reports come in, there are a few taxes they focus on.

Initial reports indicated April taxes were about $30 million lower than last year.