- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether is proposing a $467 million budget for 2017, a dip from current spending.

Huether submitted the proposed budget Tuesday to the Sioux Falls City Council.

The Argus Leader reports that the plan reflects softening sales tax receipts. It’s less than the $471 million Sioux Falls is running on in 2016.

Huether says prioritizing limited taxpayer dollars is crucial. He says the budget maximizes the value and return of citizens’ tax dollars.

The budget recommendation projects 4 percent sales tax growth compared to the 6 percent growth officials anticipated this year.

The plan would add four new police officers and two other new employees.

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