Gov. George S. Mickelson is proposing a $581.7 million general funds budget for fiscal 1994 that will not require any increases in taxes.
"It is a basic budget for basic needs," said Janelle Toman, Mickelson's spokeswoman. The budget, $23.2 million larger than the fiscal 1993 budget, will be supported primarily by growth in existing revenues, Toman said. South Dakota's fiscal year begins July 1.
Mickelson's budget includes $301.2 million for education, $142 million for health and social services, and $27.8 million for corrections. It also provides a $25 million reserve, which represents 5% of the budget.
Under state law, South Dakota is prohibited from issuing general obligation debt and the budget must be approved by the Legislature, which convenes Jan. 12, 1993.