PIERRE -- A new Legislative Research Council director will make more than the governor, officials say. The new director for the South Dakota Legislative Research Council will start Aug. 5 and will be paid an annual salary of $125,000, the chairman of the Legislature's Executive Board said Monday. Jason Hancock currently is the deputy chief of staff for the Idaho Department of Education and previously was a budget and policy analyst for the Idaho Legislative Services Office. There weren't any South Dakota applicants among the finalists considered for the vacancy, according to Sen.
PIERRE -- The Legislature's Planning Committee began the latest look at South Dakota's school funding Monday. The work is scheduled to run for two years. The current formula has been in place since 1997. It was created in response to protests from property taxpayers that peaked during the mid-1990s. The main criticism has been the cap on annual increases.
PIERRE -- There is only one thing to be said if you voted in South Dakota's primary elections: Thank you.
PIERRE — The $1 increases in ticket prices passed last year will remain for the playoff rounds of high school football in South Dakota this fall. But this time, the...
PIERRE — Following complaints in recent months about the criteria and the methods for choosing locations for state competitions, the South Dakota High School Activities Association board of directors took...
PIERRE -- The $1 increases in ticket prices passed last year will remain for the playoff rounds of high school football in South Dakota this fall. But this time, the revenue will be designated to directly help the high schools. The South Dakota High School Activities Association board of directors made the decision Wednesday. Student tickets will be $5 and adult tickets will be $7 for football playoff games except state championships.
PIERRE -- A Mitchell corporation was among grant recipients Tuesday from the state Board of Economic Development. The board made a $139,502 grant for staff funding to the Mitchell Area Development Corp., a $200,000 grant to the Glacial Lakes Area Development group's revolving loan fund at Britton and an $84,000 grant for staff funding to the Brookings Economic Development Corp. Two infrastructure grants won approval from the board.
PIERRE -- The state Board of Economic Development decided Tuesday it won't review monthly bills from its service contractors any longer and will look at other bills only if the amounts exceed $2,500, rather than $1,000. The board also reduced the loan origination fee to 1 percent from the recent practice of 1.5 percent but will start passing along its lawyer fees to the loan recipients. State Commissioner of Economic Development Pat Costello introduced his new deputy commissioner, Aaron Scheibe. Scheibe, who began Monday, succeeds Nathan Lukkes in the position. Lukkes accepted a research a
PIERRE -- The state Department of Labor and its unemployment insurance advisory council plan to analyze the pros and cons of making partial UI benefits available for South Dakota workers whose employers reduce their hours rather than have lay-offs. Labor Secretary Marcia Hultman and state unemployment insurance director Pauline Heier discussed the topic Monday with members of the UI council. They informally agreed that several employer groups would survey members, while the department's UI staff would look at potential administration expenses and possible effects on the unemployment trust fu
PIERRE -- Meat processors in South Dakota could donate wild game that hunters don't claim, under a new rule proposed by the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission. The plan would let processors declare wild game as abandoned after a certain length of time.