Committee voices opposition of South Dakota sales tax increase
Opponents of a measure to increase South Dakota's sales tax held press conferences Wednesday in Sioux Falls and Rapid City.
Members of the No on 15 Committee held news conferences to explain why South Dakota voters should reject Initiated Measure 15.
Initiated Measure 15 increases the South Dakota sales tax from 4 percent to 5 percent. The additional funds are split evenly to fund K-12 education and Medicaid.
According to the pro and con explanations from the 2012 Ballot Questions released by the South Dakota Secretary of State's office, proponents say the bill ensures children receive the best education and the most vulnerable people have access to necessary medical care.
In the con column, opponents say the tax increase creates $180 million per year in taxes.