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6 Broadcaster Press December 19, 2017 www.broadcasteronline.com Confronting the Realities of Another Lean Year By Gov. Dennis Daugaard The Capitol Building was a busy place on Dec. 5 when lawmakers came to town for the annual Budget Address. They packed the state House early that afternoon to hear about our current economic situation and my proposal for the upcoming budget year. With revenue trending below projections, I doubt legislators were surprised when I explained we face another lean year. The projected tax revenue for this budget year will leave us $20 million short. To compound that, we have 450 more students enrolled in our schools than anticipated. This is a good problem. Higher student enrollment means our state is growing. But it’s a problem that adds another $10 million to the gap for this fiscal year. The revenue shortfall and enrollment growth must be combined with emergency costs that will need to be covered. Unaddressed, this would leave us $34 million in the red this year. We need to fill that hole to balance in fiscal year 2018, and then adopt a balanced budget for the 2019 fiscal year. I am proposing we fill the current year gap by reducing expenses where we are able, and using one-time cash sources, including funds from our reserves. This would still leave our reserves at a healthy level of 10 percent of our general fund spending. For the upcoming fiscal year, I cannot recommend inflationary increases for education, Medicaid providers or state employees. Inflationary increases would cost about $58 million and we have only $32 million in new recurring revenue. Still, although we cannot afford inflationary increases, I am proposing we dedicate the majority of new recurring revenue to those three priority areas. I am recommending the largest funding increase go to K-12 education to cover next year’s higher enrollment. Second, I propose we complete a plan, begun two years ago, to better reimburse community-based Medicaid providers for actual costs. This will allow us to keep our promise to those who serve the most vulnerable in our state. And for state employees, I am recommending a very modest amount to keep some employee pay, which is already lower than market, from falling even further behind. Although the situation is not ideal, we must remember that our state has been through tougher times. It was just seven years ago that we were facing major shortfalls because of the recession and had to balance the budget with across-the-board cuts. Our situation is not as dire today and Yankton OPEN POSITIONS: • Off Hours Supervisor (Building Engineer 1) Posting #CSA00058P Large New Store Seeking Self Motivated, Energetic Retail Sales Associate 2401 Broadway • Yankton 3:30pm - Midnight • Grounds Keeper • Facility Worker (Custodial) 2 Shifts: 11:30am - 8pm and 7:30pm - 4am EEO/AA Other Employment 1360 FARM HELP WANTED – In the Yankton, South Dakota / Cedar County, Nebraska area – Looking for full-time employee for general cow/calf maintenance. Duties would include feeding, calving, health care, fencing, along with general farm and ranch responsibilities. Experience required. Please call Jay at 605-661-0245. Apply in person to join our Design Team for fun filled Days, Evenings & Weekends - while eager to earn uncapped income with Bonuses and Benefits Sales experience preferred, but willing to train. • Physical Plant I – HVAC Controls • Plumber • Building Maintenance Worker For complete detailed descriptions and to apply, go to http://yourfuture.sdbor.edu 1335 I am not calling for cuts. Also, this experience is not unique to South Dakota. Many governors and legislatures across the country are seeing soft revenues. Recently, Montana and Oklahoma have had to call special sessions to address budget shortfalls. Moreover, others have not been willing to confront their fiscal reality. According to Moody’s, nearly a dozen states began their fiscal year without a budget in place. In South Dakota, we have been willing to make the difficult decisions and that has put us in an enviable position. We have structural balance, a healthy level of reserves, AAA status with all three credit rating agencies and one of the strongest pension plans in the nation. I’m very proud of these achievements. They reflect the discipline and maturity that South Dakotans expect of their elected officials. We should never take that for granted. OPERATIONS SPECIALIST Crofton Elevator is seeking a full time team member. Duties include grain, agronomy, and feed handling, as well as custom application of fertilizer and pesticides. Full benefit package. Contact Crofton Elevator Inc. 402-388-4377 With an ad in the 624-4429 Broadcaster Now Hiring-Apply Today! STORE MANAGER POSITION With an ad in the Broadcaster Are you looking for the opportunity of a lifetime? 624-4429 We are looking for a talented, outgoing, motivated individual with a passion for customer service to fill our Store Manager position at our John Deere dealership in Yankton, SD. Individual is responsible for the growth and continued development of our John Deere dealership while ensuring customer satisfaction. C&B Operations, LLC offers competitive pay and benefits, 401K, health insurance, dental, vision, life insurance, and clothing allowance. Income Opportunity 25 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Earn $1000 per week! Paid CDL Training! STEVENS TRANSPORT COVERS ALL COSTS! 1-877-209-1309 drive4stevens.com nani AIRLINE MECHANIC TRAINING - Get FAA certification to work for airlines. Financial Aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. Housing assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-686-1704 nani CLASS A TRUCK DRIVER. North Central region. Earn up to $70,000. No touch freight. Good benefits. All mile paid. Nice equipment. 2 years experience needed. Call 507-4379905. Apply on-line WWW.MCFGTL.COM (MCN) L & D Handyman Service specializing in plumbing, bathroom remodels, and interior painting. Available evenings and weekends. Free estimates within 50 mile radius of Cedar Rapids Iowa. Call 319-551-7858 or 319-440-7124. Leave message and we will call you back. (MCN) Contact or send resume to: Fred Haar Company c/o Scott Kulesa, Regional Manager • Email: KulesaS@deerequipment.com 2200 E. Hwy 50, Yankton, SD • 605-665-3762 or Cell: 605-281-6000 Apply online at: www.deereequipment.com and click on employment Fred Haar Company 2200 E. Hwy 50 • Yankton, SD 57078 www.deereequipment.com Manitou Group Is Currently Hiring: Assemblers, Welders and Painters Helper Must have excellent attendance, positive attitude, and able to work flexible hours. •Assembler(s) must have strong mechanical ability •Welder(s) must pass weld test Manitou Group offers competitive wage, excellent benefits, with extraordinary 401(k) match. If you are interested in joining our team, please stop by (no phone calls) and complete an application. Take the ?rst step towards a part or full time career Part and full time benefits include: • Learning & Career Development • Health, Dental & Vision • Employee Banking Incentives • 401k with Employer Match & Annual Company Contribution • Community Involvement • Paid Time Off plus Bank Holidays CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVES We are looking for high energy, self-motivated individuals to join our Customer Care teams in Yankton, SD and Bloom?eld, NE. If you are passionate about helping people, we want to talk to you! New starting wage is up to $15/hour in Yankton, SD, $12/hour in Bloom?eld, NE +$1.50/hour evening shifts, + $1.50/hour bilingual skills. Yankton, SD / Bloom?eld, NE Apply online at ?rstnational.com/careers Manitou Group Human Resources 900 Ferdig Street Yankton, SD 57078 EO • AA • Veteran • Disability Employer • Member FDIC Pre-employment drug screen is required. Manitou is an EOE. JOIN OUR TEAM!! Immediate Full-Time Openings We are hiring for all shifts in all areas of production. 1st Shift Monday-Friday from 7am to 3pm 2nd Shift Monday-Thursday from 3pm to 1am 3rd Shift Sunday-Friday from 11pm to 7am 750 Sign On Bonus $ Basic math, computer, and mechanical skills are required for the job. We offer competitive wages, great benefit package, 401K and family orientated business. Clean work environment. Must be 18 or older and have a HS diploma/GED and ability to pass pre-employment screenings. INDUSTRIAL PAINTER AND BLASTER: Industrial paint experience preferred, but will train suitable applicant. PRESS BREAK OPERATOR AND SAW OPERATOR: Responsibilities include knowledge of reading blue prints, ability to operate equipment necessary. ASSEMBLERS: Mechanically inclined assembler with 1 year related work experience. Blueprint reading experience a plus. TUBE MACHINE OPERATORS: 1 year mechanical work experience needed. Ability to operate machinery necessary. •••••••••••••••••••• Applications can be completed by going to.... MESABI.COM
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