May 22, 2022
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Plaintiffs In Tax Amendment Lawsuit Say Ravnsborg Delaying Proceedings

(Pierre, SD) — Plaintiffs suing to remove a proposed constitutional amendment from the primary ballot say South Dakota state officials are delaying the proceedings. Lawyers for David Owen and Jim Holbeck filed papers yesterday saying the state has violated the law by refusing to accept service of the lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed in January seeks to remove Amendment C from the primary ballot. Amendment C would require ballot measures that raise taxes or spend ten-million dollars or more to be approved by 60-percent of voters. The attorney general’s office has said it would only accept personal service and not by certified mail.

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