PIERRE, S.D. — The Latest on Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s budget address (all times local):

5:45 p.m.

The South Dakota House Democratic leader says he’s concerned about pay for state workers and school funding in the governor’s proposed budget.

House Minority Leader Spencer Hawley said Tuesday he’s frustrated that most state employees wouldn’t see raises and that schools wouldn’t get an inflationary funding increase per student under Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s budget outline for the upcoming fiscal year.

The Republican governor detailed his state spending priorities Tuesday to the Legislature.

A group that lobbies for state employees hopes to convince the governor and Legislature that state workers deserve some increase in compensation.

Daugaard did propose nearly $632,000 to address low pay for some state employees.

The proposal for the upcoming budget year would also add more than $20 million in education spending, nearly all from K-12 enrollment growth.


4:30 p.m.

An advocate for South Dakota state employees says he’s “very disappointed” with a budget proposal that would leave most state workers without raises next budget year.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard outlined his state spending priorities Tuesday to the Legislature. He proposed a plan that would keep most state employees’ wages flat for the upcoming 2019 budget cycle.

Eric Ollila is executive director of the South Dakota State Employees Organization, a group that lobbies for state employees.

Ollila says the lack of raises and rising health insurance costs are an “affront” to hard-working state employees who must do more and more.

Ollila says the organization hopes to convince the governor and Legislature that state workers deserve some type of increase in compensation.

Daugaard did propose nearly $632,000 to address low pay for some state employees.


2:55 p.m.

The South Dakota House Republican leader says officials have been expecting a projected shortfall for the state’s current budget year.

House Majority Leader Lee Qualm said Tuesday that Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proposed to address the shortfall in a “fiscally responsible” manner.

The Republican governor gave his annual budget address to the South Dakota Legislature on Tuesday. His administration is projecting a deficit for the current budget year of nearly $34 million.

Daugaard would address the shortfall through a near split of reduced spending and cash sources such as budget reserves.

The Legislature will reshape the current budget and approve the next one during the legislative session that begins in January. The 2018 session is Daugaard’s last one as governor.


2:05 p.m.

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has outlined state spending priorities that are limited for a second year by disappointing tax collections, proposing a plan that would fill a shortfall this budget year.

The Republican governor gave his annual budget address to the South Dakota Legislature on Tuesday.

The governor’s administration is projecting a shortfall for the current budget year of nearly $34 million.

Daugaard would address the shortfall through a near split of reduced spending and cash sources such as budget reserves.

The governor’s proposal for the upcoming cycle would add more than $20 million in education spending, nearly all from K-12 enrollment growth. Most state workers wouldn’t see raises under Daugaard’s budget outline.

The Legislature will reshape the current budget and approve the next one during the legislative session that begins in January.


12:50 p.m.

South Dakota lawmakers have gathered for the swearing in of Doug Barthel to the state House of Representatives.

The former Sioux Falls police chief was sworn in Tuesday ahead of Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s budget address to the Legislature.

Barthel, of Sioux Falls, replaces former House Speaker Pro Tempore Don Haggar, who resigned to lead the state’s chapter of Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group.

Lawmakers are also paying tribute to former Rep. Craig Tieszen, who drowned in a kayaking accident last month off an island in the South Pacific.

The 2018 legislative session begins in January and ends in late March.


12:05 a.m.

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is set to outline his spending priorities to lawmakers at the state Capitol.

The Republican on Tuesday will give his annual budget address to the state Legislature. Lawmakers will rework this year’s budget and make the next one during the 2018 legislative session.

Daugaard said ahead of the speech that money will be tight for South Dakota’s current and upcoming fiscal years. The session that starts in January and ends in late March is Daugaard’s last as governor.

Recently released state figures show revenues for the first four months of the current budget year are roughly $8.3 million below expectations largely because of short sales tax receipts.

South Dakota Public Broadcasting will carry the 1 p.m. speech live on TV, radio and the internet.