South Dakota likely to finish with surplus for the fiscal year

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- It looks likely that the State of South Dakota will finish the fiscal year at the end of the month with another surplus.

State Finance Commissioner Jim Terwilliger told the Appropriations Committee this week that state tax collections through April were up about ten percent over last year.

Governor Kristi Noem says there are other factors that are having an impact on consumer spending.

Noem says she had a difference of opinion with the legislature over budget projections.

Noem says there will be a budget roll over at the end of this fiscal year.

Those figures will be released sometime in July. Last year, the state put about eighty-six million dollars into the reserve fund.