The South Dakota Senate refused to move forward with a house-passed bill repealing the state sales tax on food. District 18 representative Ryan Cwach says the repeal of that tax has been a goal for South Dakota Democrats for years. Cwach says some house Republicans supported the bill in an effort to provide some sort of tax relief for consumers. Cwach says senate Republicans, however, did not feel the same.
The bill failed to pass the Senate 22-9. Cwach says anyone who is disappointed in the Senate action should contact their legislators.
Today is the final day of the main run of the legislature in Pierre.