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Sat Dec 3, 2016, 11:00 AM

Daugaard does not anticipate cuts in state spending

PIERRE | Gov. Dennis Daugaard continued to temper expectations Friday about his budget recommendations. The headline on his weekly column: “Preparing for a Lean Year.”

But amid the gloomy reality in the blog, Daugaard added one hopeful note: that cuts in the coming fiscal year may not necessarily take place.

“We won’t have much to support spending increases or take on new expensive projects," he wrote. "This will be a year to focus on our priority areas and maintain our commitments. I do not anticipate a need to make cuts."

State Revenue Secretary Andy Gerlach said at a meeting that state sales tax receipts saw real growth of less than 2 percent compared with one year ago.

Read more: http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/daugaard-does-not-anticipate-cuts-in-state-spending/article_38440651-6100-567d-a31e-4e95384870be.html

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