Senator Jean Hunhoff explains what will be in the state budget

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota legislature signed off on a seven point four-billion-dollar state budget and then adjourned the main run of the 2023 session.

Joint Committee on Appropriations Chair, Senator Jean Hunhoff of Yankton told Senators that it’s a good bill.

Hunhoff says they singled out Medicaid providers for an extra increase.

Hunhoff says they went beyond the five percent increase recommendation for state employees.

State aid to education will also increase seven percent.

The budget was approved in the Senate on a vote of twenty-nine to three. The House approved it on a vote of sixty six to three.