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Initiated Measure 15 Debate Heats Up



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The General Election is only 35 days away and with campaigning nearing crunch time nationwide and in South Dakota, those for and against Initiated Measure 15 are making their voices heard.

If the people of South Dakota vote for Initiated Measure 15, our state's general sales and use tax would increase from four to five percent on everything we buy.

The additional tax revenue, totaling $180 Million will then be split even by two key groups which are K-12 public education and Medicaid.

Andy Wiese with Moving South Dakota Forward said the measure is the solution to the state’s revenue problem with the two groups.

"One of the best investments that we can make among all groups, businessmen, farmers, parents is investing in our kids and making sure our seniors have quality healthcare when they need it," said Wiese.

Those who oppose the measure said they don't agree.

"Too much money and the wrong way to go about it," said Held.

Michael Held, co-chair of vote "No on 15," said there are other needs in the state that could use some additional funding too.

"The infrastructure needs in this state, the higher education needs in this state, the state employee needs in this state is left standing in line while these two groups end up being first," said Michael Held.

If this measure passes, the $180 Million and the receiving groups are locked in and
neither the Governor, nor the Legislature, would be able to make changes.

"It does not go to any other needs that this state might have," said Held.

"We need to invest in basic quality of central services," said Wiese.

With both sides fighting for their beliefs, come election night, the polls will determine
what happens with Initiated Measure 15.

The General Election is on November sixth, however, early voting has started now and people can go to any county auditors office in the state.
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