South Dakota lobbyist address upcoming Governor Noem’s Budget Address

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Governor Kristi Noem will deliver her budget address to the legislature next Monday and possibly add details to her proposal to cut the sales tax on groceries.

Lobbyist Steve Willard says overall sales tax growth has been strong but questions whether the food tax could be easily replaced.

Willard says the Governor will have to convince a majority of Senators.

Willard says he didn’t think the Governor really sold the plan during the campaign.

Cutting the sales tax on groceries would drop state revenues by over one hundred million dollars a year.