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South Dakota lawmakers work to finish next state budget

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Legislature's budget-writing committee is working to finish work on the next state budget as this year's legislative session comes to an end.

The Appropriations Committee on Friday began going through a list of 58 changes proposed by lawmakers, but the panel rejected the first dozen proposals to spend more money.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has recommended a $4.1 billion budget that gives roughly 3 percent ongoing increases to schools, universities, and hospitals and other medical facilities that care for low-income people in Medicaid.

Meanwhile, the Legislature is giving extra money on a one-time basis to school districts and Medicaid facilities.

The Appropriations Committee rejected a request by Rep. Susan Wismer of Britton to add $5.8 million to give schools an extra 1 percent in ongoing state aid.

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