Category: South Dakota

South Dakota #1 Most Business Friendly State

South Dakota #1 Most Business Friendly State

Recent national rankings released by three different organizations prove that South Dakota has one of the best business environments and among the strongest economic policies in the nation. For the seventh year in a row, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council named South Dakota as the No. 1 state in the nation for friendliness toward small businesses.

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Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s Budget Column

Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s Budget Column

A column from South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard on the Fiscal Year 2013 state budget, in which he urges continued caution but increases in spending in some areas. Increases include a 2.3% ongoing increase in K-12 education, coupled with one-time investments that total more than $12 million. Gov. Daugaard also proposes Medicaid providers and state employees receive extra one-time funds that are the result of strong revenue growth.

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New City Taxes for Five South Dakota Towns

New City Taxes for Five South Dakota Towns

Beginning January 1, 2012, five South Dakota communities will implement new municipal taxes or update their current city taxes. These towns include Bruce, Camp Crook, Frankfort, Oldham and Irene. The South Dakota Department of Revenue has Municipal Tax Information Bulletins available listing all municipal sales and use tax rates statewide as well as information on tribal sales, use and excise taxes.

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Court of Appeals to Hear SD Request Regarding 2005 Abortion Disclosure Requirement

Court of Appeals to Hear SD Request Regarding 2005 Abortion Disclosure Requirement

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a January 2012 rehearing of the entire eleven-member Court with regard to abortion disclosure requirements adopted by the legislature in 2005. The full Court will address the validity of the legislative requirement that women considering an abortion be advised of the association of suicide in relation to abortion.

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SD Sec of State: Sales Tax Increase Will Be on 2012 Ballot

SD Sec of State: Sales Tax Increase Will Be on 2012 Ballot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 23, 2011 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Contact: Jason M. Gant (605) 773-3537 Today, Secretary of State Jason Gant announced that the petitions submitted for an initiated measure to increase South Dakota sales tax has passed the petition certification process, and will be placed on the November 2012 general election ballot. The measure, described in its title as “an initiated measure to increase state general sales and use taxes for additional K-12 public education and Medicaid funding,” will now appear on the 2012 ballot as Initiated Measure 15. “From our 5% sample of 1,763 signatures, we validated 1,434 out of the 35,251 officially submitted, and invalidated 329 for various reasons including lack of voter registration, improperly filling out the petitions, legibility, and notary public errors. Invalid signatures comprised 18.66% of the total signatures sampled, and under state law, the number of valid signatures sampled was sufficient for the […]

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Senator Thune Endorses RINO Romney

Senator Thune Endorses RINO Romney

This is extremely disappointing. I like Senator John Thune (R-SD) personally, as well as a number of people on his staff. Most of his votes have been good for South Dakota and the rest of the United States. Most of his votes have accurately reflected true Republican values. So why does he continually support RINOs?  He supported RINO John McCain in 2008, which guaranteed a loss to the Democrats, and now he’s endorsed Mitt “RomneyCare” Romney, which would guarantee another Democrat victory in 2012. From Fox News: South Dakota Sen. John Thune is the latest high-profile backer to announce his support for Mitt Romney for president — offering an endorsement during an Iowa campaign stop Wednesday. In a statement emailed by the Romney campaign, Thune, a potential vice presidential short-lister, said Romney’s economic prowess led him to endorse the former Massachusetts governor. “Mitt Romney has shown throughout his life in […]

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