Governor Kristi Noem uses a custom branding iron dipped in ink to issue her first veto of the 2023 legislative session. (Courtesy of the Office of the Governor)

Noem issues first veto of legislative session against optional hotel tax increase

BY: - March 2, 2023

Stamping the bill with a custom V-E-T-O livestock brand dipped in red ink, Gov. Kristi Noem has issued her first veto of this year’s legislative session. The bill would allow hotels and motels in “business improvement districts,” or BIDs, to raise the per-room tax they charge.  Today, I VETOED a tax increase. We are cutting […]