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Inbound cigarette smuggling rate in South Dakota estimated at 13.5%

The inflow of smuggled cigarettes in South Dakota is 13.5 percent, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation that examines the relationship between cigarette taxes and smuggling.

South Dakota ranks 9th best in new economic outlook analysis

South Dakota finished ninth in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.

South Dakota ranks best on corporate tax study

South Dakota finished in a tie for first in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

South Dakota not among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

South Dakota was not included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.

South Dakota job growth this year projected at 1%

Job growth in South Dakota is expected to reach 1 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 2.1 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

South Dakota has adequate funds to weather moderate recession

South Dakota would have adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

South Dakota ranks second in annual tax climate ranking

South Dakota finished second in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College basketball coach is highest-paid public employee in South Dakota

T.J. Otzelberger, head basketball coach at South Dakota State University, earned $400,000 in 2018, making Otzelberger the highest-paid public employee in South Dakota last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in South Dakota to reach $996,797 in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for South Dakota arts agencies are projected to reach $996,797 for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $1.13 per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

South Dakota levies a total tax on lodging of 6%

Hotel room bills in South Dakota tack on a total state lodging tax of 6 percent, the 14th highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

No counties in South Dakota are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

No counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

346 borrowers in South Dakota filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in South Dakota who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 346, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$51.9 million in federal research dollars flowed to South Dakota in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to South Dakota totaled $51.9 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

South Dakota received more than $2.2 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $2,242,250 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in South Dakota, the 10th lowest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

South Dakota 2-year college students pay $6,700 in tuition and fees

South Dakota two-year colleges charged students $6,700 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the third highest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

The one U.S. House member from South Dakota makes $174,000 annually

The single U.S. House of Representatives member representing South Dakota draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

South Dakota 4-year university tuitions jumped 52% over 15 years

South Dakota four-year public university tuition and fees went from $5,890 in 2004-05 to $8,977 in 2019-20, the 27th largest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

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