SD legislators still deciding what to do with funding from the American Resue Plan

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- South Dakota legislators will ultimately have to decide how to spend almost one billion federal dollars. That’s the states share under the “American Rescue Plan” passed this year by Congress.

The legislatures Executive Board set up a task force to make recommendations for the money.

Senator Jim Bolin of Canton says there could be a downside to all the federal spending.

Bolin says they came up with a good plan for the federal Covid dollars the state got last year.

Legislators can spread out the spending on the latest round of funding through at least 2024.