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DAUGAARD SIGNS SOUTH DAKOTA BUDGET BILLS

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South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has signed the bills which revise the state budget for fiscal year 2018 and set a $4.7 billion dollar budget for fiscal year 2019:

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The governor says that means some raises and funding increases will take place:

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The General Appropriations Act, provides for a 1.2 percent raise for state employees in fiscal year 2019, a one percent boost for K-12 education, two percent for community-based Medicaid providers and a half percent for other Medicaid providers.

Another bill, HB 1045, transfers $5.8 million in budget reserve money to K-12 to cover costs of higher than anticipated enrollment.

HB 1056 increases the amount local governments may levy in property taxes.