SD Joint Appropriations Committee determining what to do with the extra money for 2022 budget

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- Members of the Joint Appropriations Committee of the South Dakota legislature now have more money to work into their budgeting process. Governor Kristi Noem told lawmakers Tuesday that tax revenues were running eleven percent above earlier projections, and there could be over one hundred million dollars more in one-time money.

Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Jean Hunhoff of Yankton, says the extra money has to be used both short and long term.

Despite having over three hundred million dollars in one time money available, Hunhoff says the requests already exceed that.

Hunhoff says they have to set budgets for next year and beyond.

The final budget needs to be passed by March 11th, the last day of the main run of the session.