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South Dakota schools get 51.8% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

Nearly 52 percent of South Dakota public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the 15th highest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in South Dakota reach $477 million, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in South Dakota amount to $477 million in the second quarter of 2019, the lowest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in South Dakota averaged $47,631

Teachers’ salaries in South Dakota averaged $47,631 for the 2017-2018 school year, the fifth lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in South Dakota reach $466 million, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in South Dakota amount to $466 million in the first quarter of 2019, the second lowest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

South Dakota’s public pensions are 53 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to South Dakota’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 53 percent of the total, the second lowest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in South Dakota reach $1.8 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in South Dakota amount to $1.8 billion, the third lowest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

South Dakota among 6 states with no concentrated poverty neighborhoods

South Dakota Business Daily contains no urban neighborhoods with extreme poverty – where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

South Dakota earns grade of C for manufacturing health

South Dakota received a grade of C on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Custer County’s $3,081-per-month cost of living is the highest in South Dakota

Residents of Custer County need to make $3,081 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in South Dakota.

South Dakota’s public pensions are 52.7% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to South Dakota’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 52.7 percent of the total, the fourth lowest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

South Dakota disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in South Dakota is $31,332, study finds

College graduates in South Dakota have an average debt burden of $31,332, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

Income taxes make up 0% of total state, local levies in South Dakota, study finds

State income tax revenues in South Dakota represent 0 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

South Dakota scores 72.0 out of 100 in litigation climate survey

South Dakota earned a score of 72.0 out of 100 in a new ranking of state litigation climates released Wednesday by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

Scyller Borglum Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises state Rep. Scyller Borglum (district 32) and 2020 U.S. Senate candidate for South Dakota, for signing both the congressional pledge and the state pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

South Dakota ranks 25th lowest in state, local government GDP, study finds

South Dakota finished 25th lowest in the size of its state and local government operations, based on their share of the state’s gross domestic product, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

South Dakota pension plans are 100% funded, study finds

The funded ratio of the South Dakota public pension plans stands at 100%, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on fiscal-year 2017 data.

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