Dakota Proposition, local government, public service, state revenues, taxation, taxpayer rights
During their campaign against Dakota Proposition, some of the opponents to that proposed constitutional amendment indicated their interest in a substitute measure to limit taxes in South Dakota. The substitute would involve, they stated, tying South Dakota taxes to the rate of inflation. An example of this kind of measure know as the Taxpayer's Rights Amendment" has been written and may be presented as a petition to change the South Dakota Constitution in a future general election. This Staff Paper includes a brief introductory analysis of the "Taxpayer's Rights Amendment." Suggestions for future research are also offered should the proposed amendment become a definite ballot issue. A copy of the amendment is attached as an appendix.
Department of Economics, South Dakota State University
Number of Pages
Favero, Philip, "Taxpayers Rights Amendment: A Sequel to Dakota Proposition?" (1981). Economics Staff Paper Series. 7.