- Associated Press - Saturday, December 12, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Gov. Dennis Daugaard is set to speak in Sioux Falls about his budget proposal for the upcoming legislative session.

Daugaard will discuss the plan on Monday.

The Republican governor outlined the $4.8 billion budget during a speech Tuesday. The proposal includes increases to higher education, Medicaid providers and state workers, among other areas.

Most of the $60 million in one-time spending would pay off debt to help public higher education institutions freeze tuition. Daugaard has also proposed to expand the Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people if some conditions are met.

Daugaard has said the state’s cost for expanding Medicaid would have to be covered by savings to move forward.

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