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Analysis: South Dakota ranks 12th worst on unemployment insurances taxes

South Dakota finished 39th in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking which states have the most business-friendly unemployment insurance tax structures.

South Dakota ranks No. 22 on Cato Institute’s K-12 education analysis

South Dakota was rated 22nd best for the performance of its K-12 public education system in a study by the Cato Institute that challenges other influential rankings of student achievement.

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

Analysis: South Dakota ranked 22nd most affected by government shutdown

South Dakota ranked No. 22 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by WalletHub.com on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

South Dakota ranked No. 3 in 2019 business climate index

South Dakota finished at No. 3 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

Analysis: South Dakota posts 11th highest drop in food stamps participants

South Dakota ranked No. 11 among 49 states and U.S. territories that saw reductions in food stamps participation, according to the latest numbers compiled by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Analysis: South Dakota on track to tax online sales

South Dakota is compliant with a U.S. Supreme Court decision outlining how states can go about requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes on products sold within their borders, according to an analysis by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: South Dakota posted 6th highest sales tax burden per person in 2018

Among the 45 states that levy sales taxes, South Dakota ranked No. 6 for its per-capita sales tax collections, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Analysis: USD athletes No. 1 in South Dakota for economic impact

University of South Dakota sports programs brought in $38,310 per athlete in revenue in 2016, meaning its athletes on average generated the most sports revenue of any school in South Dakota that year, according to a South Dakota Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

South Dakota gets ‘B’ grade in analysis of states’ fiscal health

South Dakota ranked No. 5 in a study of the state’s ability to pay all of its bills, including public employers’ pension benefits, according to a new ranking of the states’ fiscal health by Truth in Accounting (TIA).

South Dakota ranked No. 4 in average charitable giving

South Dakota residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $10,020 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

South Dakota State University has most student athletes in state

South Dakota State University ranked No. 1 for student athletic participation in the state, according to a South Dakota Business Daily analysis of college sports participation.

South Dakota has ninth lowest home vacancy rate in nation

South Dakota posted the ninth lowest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

South Dakota’s population rose 1.0% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

South Dakota’s population increased by 8,949, or 1.0 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: Short-term health plans in Sioux Falls 74% less than market plans

The monthly cost of short-term health insurance plans in Sioux Falls is $123.96, 74 percent below the cost of individual market plans, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).

College wrestling earned nearly $1.6 million for South Dakota schools in 2016

South Dakota State University wrestling brought in $19,836 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in South Dakota that year, according to a Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

Dakota Wesleyan University fields most volleyball players in South Dakota

Dakota Wesleyan University ranked No. 1 for student volleyball participation in the state, according to a Watchdog analysis of college sports participation.

13 percent of borrowers at 2-year colleges in South Dakota default on student loans

At Western Dakota Technical Institute, 23 percent of borrowers who started repaying student loans in 2014 defaulted on those loans by the end of 2016, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Dakota gets score of 83 on financial transparency

South Dakota earned above-average marks for its system of making annual budgetary data available to residents, according to a study by the Chicago-based policy institute Truth in Accounting (TIA).

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