South Dakota Rejects Sales Tax Increase
- Nov 8, 2012 | Gail Cole
Revenue generated by Measure 15 -- approximately $180 million per year -- would have gone towards schools and Medicaid. More than 56% of voters said no to the measure.
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard (R), who opposed Measure 15, said, "The fact that South Dakota rejected the sales tax increase but did pass the balanced budget amendment … is an indicator that most citizens agree with me that we need to live within our means."