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Mon Aug 29, 2016, 11:20 PM

Tax, fee increases boost funding for state, local roads and bridges

PIERRE — State and local highway programs saw a $99 million boost in their revenues during the first full year of tax and fee increases that the Legislature approved in 2015.

That’s according to a report from the South Dakota Department of Revenue to the Legislature’s Government Operations and Audit Committee.

The numbers reflect state government’s 2016 fiscal year that ended June 30. State government collects motor-fuel taxes and excise taxes on motor vehicle sales.

County governments, who collect the vehicle registration fees, operate on a calendar year.

Read more: http://www.thepublicopinion.com/news/local_news/tax-fee-increases-boost-funding-for-state-local-roads-and/article_699bc238-6be8-11e6-bc56-7bb2ce2263bd.html

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