Workforce Housing Study Committee Hears Testimony

The Workforce Housing Study Committee of the South Dakota legislature wrapped up their scheduled work Thursday at the State Capital in Pierre. A number of state agencies testified on the prospects of funneling contractor’s excise tax funds to the Housing Opportunity fund.

Republican Representative Roger Chase of Huron, a realtor by trade, feels local control of housing would provide more benefit.

Workforce Housing Committee Chair Representative David Lust of Rapid City isn’t sure workforce housing isn’t a state problem…

Lust encouraged members to continue looking into the issue and to run with any ideas that come up as the legislative session approaches this winter.