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SDWF Week 8 Update

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There are 4 days left in the regular run of the 98th legislative session. Tax relief and in what form that will take will be the big issue of the week. Reduction in food tax, general sales tax, or tax relief for homeowners appear to be the options. Looking at it today one could hypothesize that there might not be ANY tax relief. But I believe they will come up with something because the super majority party started in week one saying they plan to provide tax relief and every week since. My crystal ball is murky on how they might achieve it at this point but I do think they will come up with something. I don’t think homeowner tax relief spreads the relief around to enough voters and so I think that will be the first off the table but at this point it is a bargaining chip. I believe it comes down to one or the other of general sales tax or food tax or possibly a combination of both.

There were very few bills this year related to the Game Fish and Parks or other outdoor recreational activity. I do expect next year there will be more. Many of the new legislators are outdoor enthusiasts and have strong opinions!

SDWF will be sharing a booth at the Sioux Falls Sportsman Show from March 9th through March 12th with the 29/90 Sportsman Club.  Stop by to visit and enter a raffle for a gun give away from the 29/90 club or a $50 Scheels Gift Card given away daily!

Get outdoors and have some fun!