Legislators react to Governor Noem’s proposal to eliminate the grocery tax

CANTON, S.D.(WNAX)- South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has thrown out a big question for state lawmakers with her suggestion to eliminate the states four and a half percent tax on groceries.

Senator Jim Bolin of Canton says he needs to see more details.

Bolin, a republican, says there is concern about how it would impact local city sales taxes.

Bolin says legislators will have to consider other big expenses that may come their way.

Representative Mike Stevens of Yankton says there aren’t many details yet.

Stevens says they need to know more about the condition of the state’s economy.

Stevens, a republican, says surprises are normal during campaigns.

The Governor along with most other republicans have opposed bills, sponsored by democrats, in past legislative sessions that would have rolled back the tax.