Recap of Governor Noem’s Budget Address

PIERRE, S.D.(HubCityRadio)- On Tuesday, Governor Kristi Noem delivered her Budget Address to legislator inside the South Dakota House.

Governor Noem first address the workforce issue.

Noem used the address to criticize how federal government has driven the state into debt.

Noem talks about the message the voters delivered from the 2022 elections.

Noem talks about revenue generated so far in FY2023.

Noem talks about revenue projections for the remainder of the fiscal year.

Noem talks about eliminating the grocery tax to combat inflation.

Noem talks about the amount of money left even after eliminating the grocery tax.

Noem details how much money is needed to expand Medicaid in the state that the citizens voter for.

Governor Noem talks about what she will recommend for the “Big 3” in the state.

Noem also address what the media needs to cover more about going forward.

Noem also addressed the issue of building projects including the one here in Aberdeen involving NSU.

Noem also addressed the need to expand paid family leave.

Governor Noem talks about the need for the women’s prison in Rapid City.

Noem talks about needing to update the state pen.

Noem wants to use the budget to benefit those who are in the South Dakota National Guard.

the estimated cost for FY2024 is 7.2 billion dollars.