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Bills move fast and furious in first week of 2024 Legislative session

Leadership from both Republicans and Democrats held press conferences Thursday to discuss the first week of the legislative session.

Both leadership agreed bills are moving fast out of committee and each chamber, but chalk that up to lawmakers being prepared coming into session.

One bill that made it out of the House, but died in the senate is HB1001 which would have made last year’s .3 percent sales tax cut permanent by removing its sunset provision.

Senate majority leader Casey Crabtree of Madison defended Republicans on the Senate Appropriations Committee for killing the bill…

Also pulled from committee was a property tax cut.

Speaker of the House Will Mortenson of Pierre said if there is a responsible way to cut taxes this session it was with HB1001…

Democrats spoke about SJ 501 which would put Medicaid work requirements on South Dakota’s newly expanded Medicaid system. According to Senate Minority Leader Reynold Nesiba of Sioux Falls, Republicans are going against the will of the people…

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