Our friends in Pierre are looking to raise the tax on ethanol blended fuel otherwise known as South Dakota’s “liquid gold”.
SB110, offered by Sen. Jerry Apa, R-Lead, would remove the current 2-cent fuel tax exemption on the common ethanol blend that motorists use across the state.
The state fuel tax on straight gasoline is 22 cents a gallon, but the tax is 20 cents on ethanol.
Apa’s measure would also make the tax on ethanol 22 cents a gallon.
It seems the GOP controlled legislature is having no problem with that normally liberal stereotype of tax, tax, tax.