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Tony Venhuizen

South Dakota House of Representatives


What issue do you anticipate this session that may have the greatest impact on the business community and why?

South Dakota needs to continue to confront the workforce shortage. One important way to do that is to keep our state universities and tech colleges affordable, so that we attract and retain more young people into our state and our workforce. Beyond that, we need to preserve our great business climate. My primary focus is on ensuring that we keep taxes low and that we balance our state budget, because responsible management is how we maintain a predictable, business-friendly environment. This also means that we need to avoid passing unnecessary new laws to preserve a reasonable level of regulation.

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