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.
Politics & Elections
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.
Just a few weeks ago, Iowa lawmakers increased the state's fuel tax by 10 cents, and now South Dakota is doing something similar.
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.
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.
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.
Federal health officials say 21,393 South Dakota residents selected health insurance plans during the second enrollment period under a provision of the Affordable Care Act.
The Senate has voted to phase in the amount of funding available to college students who receive the state's Opportunity Scholarship.
The South Dakota House has approved a proposal to hike funding for roads and bridges as well as to raise the maximum allowed speed limit on interstate highways.
The state House has approved a measure allowing the Secretary of State's office to audit a random sample of voter signatures from statewide candidates' petitions to get on the ballot.
The state House has approved a proposal that attempts to shift juvenile offenders toward community-based services and significantly decrease the number committed to the care of the state Department of Corrections.