South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill into law that will increase funding for roads and bridges. The bill would raise fuel taxes, fees and other assessments to fund those projects. While many of those fees wouldn’t take effect until April 1, the Treasurer says she was being directed to increase them now.
A South Dakota Division of Motor Vehicles directive on when county treasurers should impose an increase in vehicle license fees has upset some county officials.
State transportation officials have ordered the removal of some traffic cameras operated by cities on state supervised roadways.
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a measure that increases funding for road and bridge projects, while also hiking the state’s fuel taxes by 6 cents per gallon.
Republican U.S. Sen. John Thune has hired Rep. Kristi Noem’s 2010 campaign manager to lead his likely effort to seek re-election to a third Senate term in 2016.
The former police chief in Rapid City is taking on the mayor. Former Chief Steve Allender says he’s decided to run against Mayor Sam Kooiker, who is seeking his third term in the June 2 election.
Drivers React To South Dakota’s Looming Fuel Tax Increase
Proposal would raise fuel tax by six cents
Just a few weeks ago, Iowa lawmakers increased the state’s fuel tax by 10 cents, and now South Dakota is doing something similar.
Legislature allocates $150,000 more for teaching scholarship
Must agree to remain in state and work five years
The South Dakota Legislature has approved a bill that would continue funding a program aimed at keeping teachers in key fields in the state.
South Dakota lawmakers are wrapping up the main run of this year’s legislative session and are poised to pass a spending plan Friday for the fiscal year that begins in July.
House and Senate lawmakers have reached a deal on a proposal to hike road and bridge funding that would in part raise South Dakota’s fuel taxes by 6 cents immediately.
South Dakota lawmakers say there likely won’t be funding this year for a tuition freeze for in-state college students because of a recent reduced revenue projections for the state.
SD Senate, House Strike Compromise On Autism Bill
Bill mandates coverage for children with autism
A bill that would mandate that certain insurance plans cover a costly but effective treatment for children with autism is headed to the governor’s desk.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a measure to change the state’s so-called “Daschle law” that bars a presidential candidate from seeking another office on the same South Dakota ballot.
House and Senate lawmakers haven’t come together on a proposal to hike road and bridge funding as the legislative session dwindles.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a proposal that attempts to shift juvenile offenders toward community-based services and significantly decrease the number committed to the care of the Department of Corrections.
Federal Prosecutor Randy Seiler To Seek US Attorney’s Job
Seiler is taking over for Brendan Johnson, who stepped down Wednesday
South Dakota’s new acting U.S. attorney says he’s going to apply for the permanent job.
South Dakota’s U.S. attorney leaves the job Wednesday for private practice.Brendan Johnson is opening a Sioux Falls office for the Minneapolis-based law firm Robins Kaplan LLP.
The South Dakota Senate and House are going to work out differences in a bill that would help ensure insurance coverage for a key treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The Legislature’s budget-writing committee has adopted revenue estimates for the upcoming budget cycle that are short of projections made when Gov. Dennis Daugaard proposed his state budget in December.
The state Game, Fish and Parks Department says South Dakota residents who want to have a say in how the state manages its elk population can still share their input.