MOVING SD FORWARD will be holding an informational meeting regarding the one cent sales tax initiative at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Bridges in Beresford.
Area residents concerned about budget cuts have invited the group to present and are hoping to learn more regarding this important topic affecting local schools and nursing homes. The measure will add one penny to the state sales tax, raising approximately $175 to $180 million annually, split evenly between K-12 public education and Medicaid. The language contains protections to prevent the increased revenue from being spent in any way, either directly or indirectly, to reduce, supplant or replace appropriations for any state K-12 education program currently in existence.
Medicaid provides basic, essential medical services to the most vulnerable in our society; people such as the elderly, disabled and disadvantaged children. One in every seven South Dakota citizens relies on Medicaid to receive medical services.
All area residents are invited and encouraged to attend. If you are unable to attend, but would like to learn more, you may visit the website www.movingsdforward.com or call (605) 610-9009.