Hunhoff On 2020 State Budget Proposal

Governor Kristi Noem’s budget address this week provides a starting point for the lawmakers as they prepare to go to Pierre next month for the 2020 session of the South Dakota Legislature.

District 18 Representative Jean Hunhoff says while disaster assistance for counties is welcomed, the proposed lack of funding for K-through12th grade education, Medicaid and state employee salaries are all disappointments.

Hunhoff says state government is continuing to lose employees to the private sector.

The 2020 session of the South Dakota Legislature convenes on January 14th in Pierre.