South Dakota Budget Address

Governor Dennis Daugaard gave his annual budget address ahead of the 2018 South Dakota Legislative session to lawmakers yesterday.

District 18 Senator Craig Kennedy says the fact that Governor Daugaard has proposed no increase in salary for either teachers or state employees for the next fiscal year concerns him.

Kennedy says it is important to not give up the progress that has been in recent years in education funding.

Governor Daugaard’s proposed general fund budget totals about one-point-six billion dollars.