Rep. Hugh Bartels

State Revenues are expected to fall substantially following the shutdown of many businesses to stem the spread of the coronavirus.  State Representative Hugh Bartels, a member of the appropriations committee says there are key revenue areas that are going down significantly that they will need to address……

Since most of the state budget is for employee pay and benefits that could be a potential target to cut.  Representative Bartels says state employees are in critical service areas….

Governor Noem has mentioned a possible special session to address revenue shortfalls.  Bartles says they should receive more information later this week from the federal government…..