South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds vetoed a bill that would have
moved fuel tax revenue away from the state's highway fund and into a fund used
for soil and conservation programs.
In his veto statement, Rounds said that while he supports
conservation, the state's highway fund can't afford to give up money that is
badly needed for its highway system.
Rounds said the highway fund is in a bit of a financial
crisis because of federal funding reductions last year, according to media
reports. What's more, he said future federal funding is "at best uncertain, so
the state needs to keep the highway funds where they are."